Canada

In Canada, a mother and son, both Pakistani immigrants, were found guilty of several criminal charges Wednesday for harassing and threatening the daughter of the family after she “dishonoured” them for courting a “white guy.” Both had threatened to kill the daughter and her non-Muslim boyfriend whom she had met while working with him at a McDonald’s restaurant.The court heard that the family had emigrated to Canada in 2005 and had been strict with daughter Gulshan to the point of not allowing her to socialize.

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February 11, 2014

In Canada, a mother and son, both Pakistani immigrants, were found guilty of threatening a woman and her boyfriend with an “honor” killing.

In Canada, a mother and son, both Pakistani immigrants, were found guilty of several criminal charges Wednesday for […]
October 12, 2013

A groundbreaking three-year study of forced marriage in Ontario, Canada, has found more than 200 women who were wed against their will, a practice the report’s authors say highlights serious gaps in services.

A groundbreaking three-year study of forced marriage in Ontario, Canada, has found more than 200 women who were […]
September 25, 2013

Canada’s government has announced new efforts to fight “honor” violence.

Kellie Leitch, the federal Status of Women Minister who is also an orthopedic surgeon, uses her experience in […]
April 11, 2013

The Canadian federal government has unveiled a revamped guide to help immigrants settle in Canada — a document that, for the first time, informs newcomers about practices that “will not be tolerated in Canada,” including female genital mutilation, honour crimes and marriage fraud.

The Canadian federal government has unveiled a revamped guide to help immigrants settle in Canada — a document […]
November 20, 2012

In Edmonton, Canada, a couple has been charged with attacking and confining a 21-year-old woman in her home after she refused to participate in an arranged marriage outside the country.

In Edmonton, Canada, a couple has been charged with attacking and confining a 21-year-old woman in her home […]