Brutal murder stirs Palestinian debate on women’s rights

19.05.2011                      15.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 30 des Omer

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Brutal murder stirs Palestinian debate on women's rights

PA promises reforms to ensure greater equality between men and women after the "honor killing" of Aaya Barad'iyya by her uncle.

A slain Palestinian woman, murdered by her uncle and three other men for disgracing the family, has evoked widespread public debate on the age-old practice of honor killings. 
Aaya Barad'iyya, 21, a student from the village of Surif near Hebron, was drowned in a well near her home in April 2010 by her male relative, who disapproved of a marriage proposal she had received. Her body was only discovered 11 days ago, more than a year after the murder….