Tonight, they did a great expose about cultural beliefs, differences of moral beliefs, consequences not adhering to one’s original cultural and moral beliefs, and honor killings that may result in light of what cultural you are from.
After viewing the show tonight, I posted a comment in hopes of reaching Javsinder Sangher, founder of the Karma Nivarna program in Great Britain, designed to help those who are being forced in marriages and/or being threatened to be killed by honor killings.
The comment states:
Extra: Helping victims of honor-based violence
by txbluebonnet2006 April 7, 2012 11:25 PM EDT
As a domestic violence advocate, I would love to get to talk to Jasvinder Sanghera more. I know that this is indeed a strong culture thing among these cultures, but it would seem that, no matter if one perceives that their family isn’t complying to their own morals, culture – even when in a different country that doesn’t adhere necessarily to the same ideas, morals as upheld in the family’s own culture/beliefs, that killing is killing and should be held to the same standards universally. It is one thing to punish the child, but to kill them seems inhumane to say the least.
It is shocking that that the U.N. recognizes that over 5,000 girls are murdered due to honor — and, not much more has been done about it.
I host a radio show on BlogTalkRadio called Beyond Words Live! (http://blogtalkradio.com/oralhistory), maintain Domestic Violence Voices on (http://facebook.com/domesticviolencevoices), partner on the National Domestic Violence Survivor Law Project (https://www.dvsurvivorlaw.com), and on the board to Survive2Thrive Foundation (http://survive2thrivefoundation.org) to help me get the messages out and more awareness of all domestic violence issues (which forced marriages indeed fall upon that realm). I would love to get an opportunity to talk more to Jasvinder Sanghera about her organization for victims of forced marriages and honor-based violence in Great Britain.
Please have Jasvinder Sanghera contact me as soon as possible so that I can help her to spread more awareness about this issue.
I sincerely believe in that more needs to be done. As an advocate, I am probably more aware about the issues than most people; however, it is so true that more people need to be informed about this horrible event that is occurring globally and in our United States of America as well.
No matter the beliefs, it is no reason to commit harm to another individual, especially one’s own child. How can a parent even think about harming one’s own child? Where do you stand on your beliefs?
As in the case that j48 hrs focused upon tonight (which happened in Peoria, Arizona), do you feel that the father killed his daughter in a premeditated manner – or not?
Love to hear more from you….
Additional information about tonight’s story on 48hrs: