Take action against so-called “honor killings”

As many as 5,000 women and girls are murdered each year in so-called "honor killings." That's 13 lives a day.

An honor killing is the murder of a person accused of 'bringing shame' on their family or community. Although men can fall victim, most honor killings involve women and girls. Victims are murdered for a variety of reasons, including talking to an unrelated male, rejecting a marriage partner chosen by family members, committing or being accused of adultery, becoming pregnant out of wedlock, not dressing conservatively enough, and even being a victim of rape. Shockingly, murderers in some cases actually get reduced sentences in cases when honor is the motivation.

Tell President Obama to make a statement on March 8, International Women’s Day, expressing concern for the safety of women worldwide and strong support for women’s human rights, including the right to be free from violence.

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