honor crime and human rights

Civil Rights

honor crimes issues in Jordan

I live in the North Europe where woman rights are in very high level.  It sounds  “medieval” that Honor killings still do exist. But I agree that cultures are totally different between Northern Europe and the Middle East. Honor crimes are probably an old tribal tradition that has stayded and accepted for hundreds of years.  Probably the new generations will change these traditions as social media channels are now more available. I quess the situation is better now and sentences are stricter for Honor Crimes.

Even though I am not allowed to live in Jordan because of my family Honor issues I still feel that part of me is a Jordanian.  Deep in my heart I am a beduine.  My tribal genes still miss to the desert.

-Mark Sawalha
Honor Crime

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