A working draft of Iraq's new constitution would cede a strong role to Islamic law and could sharply curb women's rights, particularly in personal matters like divorce and family inheritance.
Concern about Sharia law being the main source for legislation in the new Iraq Constitution.
According to local police, dozens of women have had parts of their bodies burned by religious conservatives in a string of incidents throughout the capital in recent weeks.
Iraqi women want their rights clearly defined in their country’s new constitution, according to recommendations released today from a historic conference sponsored by Women for Women International.
A radio station focusing on women's issues has hit the airwaves in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
This paper critically examines how both the US Occupation and Islamic extremism threaten women's rights and lives.
Three days of hearings investigating various issues related to the war on Iraq, such as the legality of the war, the role of the UN, war crimes and the role of the media, as well as the destruction of the cultural sites and the environment.
A 2003 'blog' (weblog) entry by a young Iraqi woman about life under occupation, many aspects of which remain the daily reality for Iraqi women in 2005.
New parliament is expected to debate legislation (the personal status law) that diminishes the status of women.
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