In the Name of Honor: How Women and Girls Disappear

Posted October 20, 2011

“In the Name of Honor: How Women and Girls Disappear,” is a panel on honor killings and forced marriage, from the September 13, 2011 launch of the Women in the World Foundation.

The panel features Jasvinder Sanghera, chief executive of Karma Nirvana, who shares the painful story of her refusal to enter into a forced marriage at 15 and her family’s resulting ostracization; Diana Nammi, who founded the International Campaign against Honor Killings after she fled Iran for the United Kingdom in 2002, who speaks about her work to promote women’s rights in Iran and worldwide; and Tahirih’s Executive Director Layli Miller-Muro, describing the scope of forced marriage in the United States as revealed in Tahirih’s survey on Forced Marriage in Immigrant Communities in the United States. Layli’s remarks begin at the 15 minute mark.

In the Name of Honor: How Women and Girls Disappear