Now that the Iraqi Governing Council has been dissolved, the transitional government taking its place is being hailed as "diverse" for its multiethnic, multiconfessional representation.
One woman told her attorney she was forced to disrobe in front of male prison guards.
US soldiers are alleged to have abused, intimidated or sexually humiliated Iraqi women.
Information on issues relating to women in Iraq from the website of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.
The Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq is treating the fate of kidnapped women as an isolated phenomenon.
The biggest challenge facing women is how to make their opinions count in the new government.
Women's Rights Activist Fern L. Holland was killed in Iraq on Tuesday night.
On the long highways out of Baghdad - on the notorious Highway 8 to Hilla and further south - a dark and fearful tactic is being resurrected from the terrible years of Algerian butchery just a decade ago: the false police checkpoint.
The condition of Iraq’s women is a litmus test of the country’s movement towards civil rights and democratic governance.
Iraq’s proposed interim constitution fails to give adequate protection to women’s human rights.
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