[mili]war crimes and impunity/accountability

The invasion of Iraq heralded promises of freedom from tyranny and equal rights for the women of Iraq. But three years on, the reality of everyday life for women inside Iraq is a different story.
Women in Iraq are living a nightmare that is hidden from the west. Now one has turned film-maker to give us a window on to what they endure.
The festival (6-10 May) will bring together a fine collection of documentaries related to the subject of Iraq and provide a platform for the work of Iraqi filmmakers who have managed to make their films in spite of the ongoing occupation and conflict.
According to the Defense Committee of Malalai Joya, on 14 April 2006, the staff of Malalai Joya's office in Farah province uncovered a plot planned by Joya's opponents against her.
The 200,000 dead & 8,000 disappeared of Algeria’s civil war were mainly men. They left behind a generation of women from different backgrounds & political opinions who have come together in opposition to the president’s charter for peace & reconciliation.
"There is chaos in Iraq now, and there is danger everywhere," 27-year-old Nora Ahmed told IPS. The situation has gone "from bad to worse, and only when the occupation ends, women in Iraq will be in a better situation," said Fatima al-Naddaf.
The following release by four mainstream human rights organizations focuses as usual on crimes committed by the state in Algeria. Crimes by non-state actors - Islamic Armed Groups (GIA), Islamic Salvation Army (AIS) etc - are only mentioned in passing.
Over this period, most of our street actions (protests, performances and campaigns) demanded confrontation with our criminal past, i.e. seeking accountability (individual/criminal, political and moral).
An international women’s human rights organization advocating for gender-inclusive justice and working towards an effective and independent International Criminal Court (ICC).
Report back from a conference organized on 31st October to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
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