Public Issues Series: Honor Crimes and Women’s Rights in the Middle East

International journalist and human rights activist Rana Husseini will talk about honor crimes and violence against women during a free, public presentation in the Auditorium at the University of Wisconsin – Marathon County on Monday, April 2, 2012 7 PM.

The title of the Jordanian’s talk is Murder in the Name of Honor: Honor Crimes and Women’s Rights in the Middle East.

Working as a reporter for The Jordan Times, Husseini’s coverage of and dedication to ending unjustified practices against women helped raise national awareness on a topic that is traditionally considered taboo in her homeland. As a result of her work, the Jordanian government has responded by introducing legal changes that will promote tougher punishments for perpetrators of such crimes.

For more on Rana Husseini, visit:

For more information about her appearance at UWMC, contact: Jeff Leigh, UWMC associate professor of history, at (715) 261-6276 or

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