Attitudes about honour killing among men and women--perspective from Islamabad.

@article{Shaikh2010AttitudesAH,
  title={Attitudes about honour killing among men and women--perspective from Islamabad.},
  author={Masood A Ali Shaikh and Irshad Ali Shaikh and A. S.M. Kamal and Sobia Masood},
  journal={Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={
          38-41
        }
}
BACKGROUND The concept of honour has cultural, social and moral underpinnings that determine its expression and perseveration. Women are viewed as the bearers of family honour with chastity equated with abstinence from premarital or extramarital relationships and obeying norms determined and dictated by traditions and societies. The objective of this study was to determine the opinions of men and women pertaining to killing in the name of and saving one's honour. METHODS A cross-sectional… CONTINUE READING

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