Sunday, January 23, 2011

Women's News January 23, 2011

A Yemeni woman, Tawakul Abdel-Salam Karman, was arrested at protests in Sana'a.  Her arrest has set off further protests, for her release.  She is an activist and member of the Islah political party.

An Iraqi man living in Arizona goes on trial this week for the honor killing of his daughter.  His daughter refused an arranged marriage, then moved in with her boyfriend and his mother.  In October of 2009, the man ran over his daughter and the boyfriend's mother, killing his daughter.

The US government is hosting a conference in Turkey from January 22 to 26.  It's called "Invest for the Future: Women Driving Economic Growth."

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