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Honor killings in the middle East and north Africa: a systematic review of the literature.
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PMID:  22312039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A systematic review of the research literature on honor killings in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) indicates a paucity of studies relative to the presumed magnitude of the problem. Forty articles were reviewed and critically appraised, of which only 9 contained primary data and 11 presented original secondary analyses. Despite a recent increase in published studies, persistent methodological limitations restrict the generalizability of findings. Most studies focus on legal aspects, determinants, and characteristics of victims and perpetrators. Victims are mostly young females murdered by their male kin. Unambiguous evidence of a decline in tolerance of honor killings remains elusive.
Authors:
Andrzej Kulczycki; Sarah Windle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Violence against women     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1552-8448     ISO Abbreviation:  Violence Against Women     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9506308     Medline TA:  Violence Against Women     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1442-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
1University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA.
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