In Canada, a 65-year-old Afghan immigrant was sent to prison for life after jurors found him guilty of second-degree murder in the 2008 slaying of his diminutive wife, Randjida Khairi in an “honor killing”. The Prosecution portrayed the crime as a classic “honor killing” — one motivated by the victim’s desire for equal rights and her defence of their children’s increasingly un-Islamic ways.
Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense