Women in the eastern Turkish province of Van are committing suicide. There have been 22 deaths so far in 2011. Women's associations are very alarmed and worried about reports of incest. And some of the deaths may not be suicides, but homicides. Most of these women were only 18 or 19 years old.
Bahrain has 3 newly elected women MPs, bringing the total up to 4 out of 40 in Parliament, and 11 out of 40 in the Shura council. This is a big step for female equality: 10% of Parliament and 27% of Shura.