Iraq

The lives of many Iraqi women have become appreciably harsher following international sanctions and the US-led invasion. Although pleased to see Saddam toppled, some look back on the prosperity and social liberation of the Ba’athist years with nostalgia.
Dans un Irak déchiré par l’occupation militaire et la guerre civile, des hommes et des femmes, arabes et kurdes, athées et croyants, sunnites et chiites, chômeurs, ouvriers, syndicalistes et féministes cherchent à sortir du chaos.
In 2003, Mohammed founded the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), which shelters Iraqi women targeted in 'honor' killings and sectarian violence and speaks out for women’s legal rights and secular law in opposition to Iraq’s growing Islamism.
L’attentat a fait 12 morts et 87 blessés.
Dr. Nadje Al-Ali assesses the current situation of women in Iraq
MADRE has released a groundbreaking report on the incidence, causes, and legalization of gender-based violence in Iraq since the US-led invasion.

Ce document occasionnel se penche sur les récentes activités de l'une des organisations membres du réseau WLUML basées au Royaume-Uni. Dr Nadje Al-Ali est networker active au Royaume-Uni, et Sundus Abass est networker active en Irak.

This Occasional Paper features recent activities of one of WLUML's networking organisations based in the UK. In addition, Dr Nadje Al-Ali is an active UK networker and Sundus Abass is an active networker in Iraq. In July 2006 Act Together, Women's Action for Iraq, hosted Sundus Abass, Director of Women in Leadership Institute, Baghdad, in London for 15 days.

Women face increased risk of abduction by militias and criminal gangs as lawlessness takes over the country. Nobody is safe.
Because of escalating sectarian violence, marriages between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims in Iraq are under threat.
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