lundi 18 avril 2011 12:47
Each year, approximately 5,000 men and women worldwide die as a result of "honor killings," when someone is murdered by a family or clan member for allegedly bringing dishonor to the family. The overwhelming majority of victims are women.
In Jordan, murder is punishable by death, but in the case of honor killings, a court frequently commutes or reduces sentences, particularly if the victim's family urges leniency. Between 15 and 20 women are murdered each year in Jordan as honor killings. The Jordanian parliament has refused to reform the penal code to ensure harsher penalties for honor killings or honor crimes.
FEKRA (meaning "idea") is a group of Jordanian youth who have banded together to create short films about social issues. Blossoms of Silence is FEKRA's second film.
mercredi 10 juin 2009 15:20
We should always take time to reflect and think about what was and what will be. It's crucial that we revisit our memories because they have made us who we are today. And even though we eventually have to let go of everything--the bitter and the sweet--we must recognize that there are some things that are worth remembering.
"The Autumn Visitor" is a personal reflection on the future. It is an invitation for everyone to learn to let go and move on, while still cherishing those dear memories.
mercredi 10 juin 2009 14:51
Remember the tale of the little girl selling matches on the street who ended up dying of cold? Unfortunately, her story is not uncommon; many children around the world are being crushed by the curse of child labor. Because they are often too young or too weak to be heard, it is our responsibility as adults to speak up for them and shed the light on this problem.
vendredi 16 janvier 2009 00:00
This is a short story about a young woman and the ordinary life that she led, only to discover at the end that she was living another extraordinary life inside her mind. Something many of us women can relate to, with the dreams, ambitions and hopes that we have.