On April 7th 2008, marks mans' inhumanity to man in this case a teenage Kurdish named Du'a Khalil brutally stoned to death by hundreds of men, including her uncle and some of her closest relatives.
Below are ICAHK recommended action:
- Spread the word
Write a letter to your local papers, raising the issue of so-called 'honour' killing.
- Blog for Du'a
Write a blog entry for Du'a Khalil on the 7th April, perhaps using one of our graphics available here, or post about her story on your forums
- Contact the KRG
Send an email to the Kurdistan Regional Government asking what progress there has been in finding and prosecuting Du'a's killers and what they intend to
do to reduce the rate of 'honour' killings in Kurdistan (there have been at least 300 other victims since Du'a's death.)
- Tell someone about it
Whether your friend, relative or workmate, use April 7th to tell Du'a's story and highlight the inhumanity of 'honour' killings across the world
- Get together
Organise an event to remember Du'a, whether its a candle-lit vigil or a private gathering to remember her. You can discuss ideas and get together in this thread and please send us your photographs.
- Put up a poster
Print out and put up a poster in your window to show that Du'a Khalil is not forgotten [Big PDF]
- Join the Facebook event
A Facebook event has been created: click here to join.
If you have any other suggestions about how to mark this terrible anniversary, please contact ICHAK
Human Rights Honour Killing Stoning