Friday, February 18, 2011

Women's News February 18, 2011

A Syrian blogger named Tal Mallohi has been sentenced to 5 years in jail, accused of spying for the US.  She has several blogs and is only 19 years old.

Saudi women are worried that harassment of them is increasing.  But the protests in Egypt may be helping to decrease harassment of women there.

Helen Clark, who heads up the UN Development Program (and used to be PM of New Zealand), visited Yemen.  She discussed a number of issues, including advances that need to be made for women.

During the protests, Tahreer Square in Sana'a, Yemen was supposed to be the site of a traditional crafts fair for women.  I don't know how things went, but hopefully the fair was still able to go on.

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