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Honor Diaries (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Crime, News | 8 March 2014 (UK)
Several Muslim women activists discuss their stories and the state of women's rights in Muslim-majority nations.


Micah Smith


Alex Traiman
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Credited cast:
Raheel Raza Raheel Raza ... Self
Raquel Evita Saraswati Raquel Evita Saraswati ... Self - Criminal Journalist
Juliana Taimoorazy Juliana Taimoorazy ... Self; Activist


Honor Diaries features nine courageous women's rights advocates with roots in Muslim-majority societies. These women, who have witnessed firsthand the hardships women endure, are profiled in their efforts to affect change, both in their communities and beyond. Freedom of movement, the right to education, forced marriage, and female genital mutilation are some of the systematic abuses explored in depth. The film gives a platform to exclusively female voice and seeks to expose the paralyzing political correctness that prevents many from identifying, understanding and addressing this international human rights disaster. More than a movie, Honor Diaries is a movement meant to inspire viewers to learn more about issues facing women in Muslim-majority societies, and to act for change. Written by Anonymous

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21 September 2020 | by MikeyB1793See all my reviews

This is a cri de coeur for the Muslim community (and other religious groups like Sikh and Hindus) to listen to women and stop abusing them - and violating their basic human rights

The following topics are discussed:

forced marriages - sometimes of very young girls

female genital mutilation

disfiguring or killing of women who have "dishonored" their families

The basic human rights of women in Muslim societies are being violated on a daily basis. Due to a strict antiquated honor code they are not permitted to go outside the house, to "gaze" at another male, let alone approach him. Patriarchy rules in the household.

I saw a lecture sometime time ago by Raheel Raza on the lack of female imam's. Sadly. even though there are many Muslims in the community where I live, this lecture was sparsely attended - mostly it would seem by non-Muslims. It signifies that this lecture was not advertised at the nearby Mosque. So much for aiding female empowerment by the local imam.

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