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Women Confront 'Honor Killing' in Pakistan

Women Confront 'Honor Killing' in Pakistan

Each year, throughout the world, thousands are killed in so-called "honor killings" for bringing perceived shame onto their families for anything from infidelity to refusing an arranged marriage — or even being raped. The victims of these murders are predominately female, and because of legal loopholes and entrenched ideas about a woman’s role in the family, the practice is especially prevalent in Pakistan. In this episode of the Asia Society Podcast, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who recently won an Oscar for her film about honor killing, discusses why the crime persists and how things might be starting to change.