In patriarchal Pakistan, men are generally totally in charge of their wives and daughters. Women who dare to complain – for example, because their husband is having an affair – can be punished. And often they have to fear for their lives.
Pakistani police have arrested a council elder for ordering a man to molest a girl to avenge his sister's rape. DW examines how masculine "honor" and religious norms combine to subjugate women in the Islamic country.
A council of elders in rural Pakistan ordered a man to rape his teenage cousin to avenge the rape of his sister. Police stepped in after the man actually did it.
A Turkish court has set free two German-Turks after finding them not guilty of killing their sister in Berlin in 2005. The case caused public outrage in Germany over the treatment of women in some Muslim families.
The recent burning to death of a teenage girl by her own mother has once again turned the spotlight on the issue of so-called "honor killings" in the country. What are the reasons behind the prevalence of this practice?
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