Honor killing: How volunteering can help prevent additional cases.

by YosefA on April 3, 2017 - 7:14am

Julian Robinson, from Daily Mail online, has published an article about an honor killing case that occurred last month in India. The article mentions a father that killed his daughter with a meat cleaver after finding out that the boyfriend was caught in his house with his daughter alone. After the horrifying murder, the father took the body of his daughter and left on the doorsteps of his daughter’s boyfriend. The father was arrested and will be prosecuted. Also, United Nations suggested that around 1,000 to 5,000 honor killing murders occur every year, even the Supreme Court of India ruled that people who use honor killing should face a death penalty. On the other hand, Emma Green, from The Atlantic Magazine, wrote that President Donald J. Trump might have found a way to find and stop honor killing cases by tracking domestic violence abuse. This can be done because Trump has signed an executive order that helps the Department of Homeland Security to track terrorist and track cases like honor killing.

So how will I help with preventing Honor killing cases? Well, I want to volunteer to a group that fights against domestic abuse or goes against honor killings, like the Montreal Assault Prevention Center. I will help the volunteer group with what they will ask me to do. I’m not sure what I will be doing there since it will be the first-time volunteering to any group. I will volunteer to this group early-mid April. Also, if I won't be able to join that group, I will find a different volunteer group or make the second choice which is the essay that will talk about honor killing and ways of preventing them.

Green, Emma. "Trump's 'Honor Killing' Tracking System Could Exacerbate Domestic Violence." The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 07 Mar. 2017. Web. 02 Apr. 2017.

Robinson , Julian. "Indian father slits his 15-year-old daughter's throat with a meat cleaver and dumps her body on her boyfriend's doorstep in suspected honour killing." Daily Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 22 Mar. 2017. Web. 02 Apr. 2017.

About the author

My name is Yosef Harel Ataev.
Right now i'm studying Criminology in College Champlain which located near Montreal.
Originally i'm from Israel and I immigrated to Canada in 2006 when I was 14 years old.