Resources: Honor-based violence

Information on honor violence and honor killing

Although most common in the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa, honor violence and honor killings are now becoming more common in Europe, Canada and now the United States. According to the United Nations, an estimated 5,000+ women are murdered annually in the name of honor.

This fall the AHA Foundation launches the first national hotline for victims of forced marriage and honor violence.

For more information on honor violence and honor killing visit:

- AHA Foundation

- Amnesty International

- Karma Nirvana

- Tahirih Justice Center

- UN Women: United National Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

- Women Thrive Worldwide

More from "48 Hours Mystery" and Crimesider:

-New hotline to aim at girls facing forced marriage

- A Family's Honor

- "Honor killing" under growing scrutiny in the U.S.

- U.S. law enforcement encounters honor violence

- A Reporter's Journey: Revealing the honor violence epidemic