Murder in Disguise: Honour Killings in Developing Countries
The world issue that I chose to write my ISU on was Honour Killings in Developing Countries. Honour killing is the practice of killing women who have brought “shame” upon their families, and ironically there is no honour in it at all. I chose this topic after reading about the Shafia murders in the newspaper, which happened in Kingston, Ontario. I remember being shocked that something so horrific could occur, especially so close to home, and wanted to investigate the practice of honour killing further. When I learned that we had to pick a topic for our Global ISU, I jumped at the chance to pick this one apart and explore it from all angles. I am grateful for the opportunity to be able to promote awareness for this little known issue, and I hope that through my report many people will learn more about honour based violence and how to fight it.