STAGGERING REPORT OF HONOR CRIMES IN YEMEN [Archives:2000/28/Front Page]
In a report released by Reuters, it was mentioned that Yemen is ranked the second in the world, next only to Pakistan in terms of honor crime incidents. Honor killings are usually the murder of a woman because of her disloyalty to her husband, or family in committing sexual acts without their knowledge.
According to the statistics obtained from UNICEF and Amnesty International, the number of killings for honor reasons reached a staggering 400 in one year (1997). On the other hand, Pakistan had more than 1,000 women killed. Several Arab states also had high levels of such killings, as Egypt had 52 honor killings in 1997, Lebanon had 36 between 1995 and 1998, while Jordan, the West Bank, and Gaza Strip had a total of more than 27 killings last year.