The purpose of our blog is to discuss topical issues, stories, and situations, as well as to share what we are up to and new ways for you to get involved. We are always searching for possible answers to the question: Why is a girl's worth culturally and historically relative?

Friday, May 7, 2010

More Dishonor Among Families

©OWFI

More unbelievable behavior in the name of honor.

This time the news is out of Iraq.  
Young women in prison for being sold by their families into sexual slavery.  

It is beyond fathomable how this becomes an option for any self-respecting family.  But then to punish the girls as if it was their fault and not accept any of the dishonor for themselves is unconscionable. Further evidence that freedom and justice have moveable meanings and will never be for all.

Honor can have no meaning in a world where rape and murder are part of its definition.

Yet Iraqi women struggle for equality. Check out the noble efforts of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) and see what these brave women are up against.

To read more about international Women's Rights organizations and how you can help, go to MADRE.

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