Broken Bodies, Broken Dreams: Crimes of ‘honour’

Broken bodies, broken dreams offers a powerful testimony, through photographs and text, of the different types of violence that define the everyday existence of countless women and girls. It examines the nature of this violence through the cycle of women’s lives….[Considered justifiable punishment for a wide range of perceived offences, contemporary honour crimes are based on archaic codes of social conduct that severely circumscribe female behaviour while at the same time legitimising male violence against women…]

Authors: Jeanne Ward, Zana Briski and Lisa Ernst

Institutional Sponsor: United Nations

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