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Honor Diaries

SUPPORTING THE RIGHTS OF ALL WOMEN TO BE EQUAL AND FREE – A REPORT FROM A TRIP TO HOUSE OF LORDS, UK

DATE : October 21, 2016 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : 2 Comments

“We cannot continue with the present situation in which so many women are suffering in ways that would make the heroines of the suffragette movement turn in their graves.”- Baroness Cox Last week I was invited to The House of Lords in UK by Baroness Caroline Cox to speak about Honor Based Violence and Sharia […]

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WHY JANUARY 21 IS EMBEDDED IN MY HEART AND SOUL

DATE : January 24, 2016 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : One Comment

January 21 which is my birthday will never be the same for me ever again. In 2016 on this date which is always a celebration, I found myself in Stockholm, Sweden for a series of conferences and seminars. I was invited by an organization called GAPF which is essentially a commemoration for the memory of […]

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AND THIS IS HOW IT WAS IN 2015…..

DATE : January 1, 2016 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : 5 Comments

Usually at the end of the year I pen my thoughts about travels and excitement, journeys to the center of my soul etc. However this year (2015) has been more serious than previous years – the tipping point was reached. These are the highlights and low lights of the year for me presented straight from […]

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WHEN HONOR DIARIES BECOMES A REALITY IN WOMEN’S LIVES

DATE : March 17, 2015 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

It’s no secret that I believe passionately in the message of Honor Diaries (www.honordairies.com) and I know that even after a year the message is very relevant to women worldwide. But when it personally impacts someone’s life, then I know we are on the right track to have broken the bounds of silence. At almost […]

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“THE PRICE OF HONOR” A FILM BY NEENA NEJAD AND XOEL PAMOS

DATE : October 6, 2014 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Being an activist for Women’s Rights and a recent participant in the award-winning documentary Honor Diaries, anything related to the issue of honor based violence is compelling. So when I heard about the film The Price of Honor, I was intrigued, especially because the two sisters, about whom the film is made, were mentioned in […]

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HONOURING GIRLS

DATE : July 28, 2014 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

HONOURING GIRLS…. It was a great honour to be invited to attend The Girl Summit in UK which was hosted by the UK Government and United Nations Children’s Fund. www.girlsummitpledge.com But before I got there, I had to get a badge. Having experienced government bureaucracy in other countries, it was a pleasant surprise to reach […]

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My response to Sheema Khans article in Globe and Mail

DATE : May 3, 2014 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : 2 Comments

(The Globe did not publish my response so here it is for all to read) ————————————————————————— Response to: We can end honour killings, but not with films by anti-Muslim zealots by Sheema Khan, Special to The Globe and Mail, Published Wednesday, Apr. 16 2014, Ms. Khan has vaguely alluded to human rights in her article […]

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CANADA EMBRACES HONOR DIARIES

DATE : April 2, 2014 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : 2 Comments

Honor Diaries is a brilliant award-winning documentary which deals with the plight of women in Muslim Majority societies who face honor based violence in the form of honor killings, Female Genital Mutilation and forced marriages. The documentary features nine women who speak from the heart and address the problems head-on focusing on the rise of […]

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HONOR DIARIES – MORE THAN A FILM, A MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE

DATE : March 22, 2014 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Award winning documentary Honor Diaries www.honordiaries.com had its global launch in March. Honor Diaries was screened in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, New York and at the Human Rights Council in Geneva. Its Toronto screening is on March 30, 2014 at Colossus Woodbridge ,Famous Players Cineplex, 3555 Highway 7 West at Hwy 400, Vaughan, ON L4L […]

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THE HONOR DIARIES ROAD SHOW

DATE : March 14, 2014 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

THE HONOR DIARIES ROAD SHOW – not just a movie but a movement! I started in Washington at the National Press Club http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/npc-newsmaker-program-amidst-growing-concern-over-honor-violence-in-europe-congresswoman-ngos-women-take-on-issue-in-washington-248873151.html where there was a press conference on Tuesday 11 March at 12:30pm. It was well attended. We showed a 10min clip from the documentary Honor Diaries and then took Q & A. […]

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