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Remembering Du'a Khalil, Victim of Honor Killing

Another senseless perversion to this day and age still persist known as “honour killing” claiming the life of an art student all because she had a romantic relationship with a local shopkeeper.

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.

So vicious and cold that shocked the world on the brutality of the event as some of the perpetrators filmed the horrible violence on their mobile phones finding its way on the internet. A murderous mobs' thirst for blood as they sadistically end a helpless teenager’s life in collaboration with security forces in their murderous glee proudly showing their barbarity to the world.

In honor and remembrance to DU’a Khalil and thousands of other victims of the barbaric “honour killing” let us join ICAHK in condemning and help put a stop to this madness that has no place in civilized society. Stop the oppresive barbarity against women, stop Honour Killings now!

Below are ICAHK recommended action:

Find out more about Du'a Khalil

  1. Spread the word
    Write a letter to your local papers, raising the issue of so-called 'honour' killing.

  2. 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

  3. 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.)

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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]

  7. Join the Facebook event
    A Facebook event has been created: click
    here to join.

  8. Read a good book
    The anthology written in honour of Du'a Khalil
    Nothing But Red will be launched on April 7th with proceeds going to Equality Now

If you have any other suggestions about how to mark this terrible anniversary, please contact ICHAK

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