July 13 - On the sidelines of daily protests in Yemen -- women and children hold a craft exhibition to call for their own kinds of change. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
The persistent call for change in Yemen. Anti-government protests are back on the streets in Yemen continuing to call for the downfall of President Ali Abdullah Saleh,. The demonstrations continue as fighting heats up in Yemen's North, and violence persists in the South. While men chant slogans women are focusing on the art of change. They are holding an exhibition for children. Where balloons carry the message" "I have the right to get a good education" SOUNDBITE: Asmaa al Umary, saying (Arabic): "The women who were sidelined by Ali Abdullah Saleh are now saying: 'I will participate in building Yemen.' Ali Abdullah Saleh sidelined us even though he always pretended he supported women and a woman's right to participate in public life, but we did not find our true place in society during his rule." The country has been rocked by months of protests. The United States and Saudi Arabia fear that Islamist militants linked to al Qaeda might exploit the unrest to carry out attacks in the region and beyond. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters