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Opening remarks about to get underway at Trust Women Conference!
Looking forward to the start of @TrustWomenConf and hearing delegates from around the world talking about women's rights and the rule of law. Opening remarks shortly by Monique Villa, CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, publisher IHT, and Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi #twconf12
Plenary session on "When Culture Clashes with the Law" begins after an extraordinary morning of testimonies from women talking of forced marriage, rape and sexual violence. Mabel van Oranje of The Elders moderates a panel looking for solutions.
@MabelvanOranje, senior adviser, The Elders, chairs second plenary - where culture clashes with the law #twconf12. Great panel line-up, Nazir Afzal, Jimmie Briggs, Fahima Hashim, Chief Lundu, Sima Samar. @Trustwomenconf
Next plenary about to start @trustwomenconf #twconf12Lisa AndersonNorth American CorrespondentEditor, TrustLaw WomenThomson Reuters FoundationMobile: +1 646 701 1750Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nazir Afzal, chief crown prosecutor, CPS North West, says he's proud to have been called an honorary woman. He's prosecuted honour killings in the UK. #twconf12
When there is justice in a case of honour killing, it probably stops someone else from doing the same thing, says Afzal #twconf12
Nazir Afzal, chief crown prosecutor, has dealt with 50 honour killings in Britain against women who wanted to drive, or a woman who kissed a boyfriend. He says he is driven by a desire to get to the source of why these killings happen. He says he is driven by looking into his children's eyes and does not want to see them suffer the way girls suffer today.