Iraq

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.
In January 2004, WLUML urged you to join Iraqi women's efforts and take action to oppose the Iraqi Governing Council's (IGC) 'Resolution 137' dated 29 December 2003 that proposed the introduction of Sharia law in personal status matters and to cancel all laws which are incompatible with this decision. It was reported on 27th February 2004, that the IGC has cancelled resolution 137.
A temporary constitution for Iraq has finally been agreed after days of talks by the country's interim leaders.
L'islam ne sera pas "l'unique source de la loi", et la charia ne régira pas le statut de la femme.
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