The Assessment covers: political participation, civil society and women in decision making; violence against women and the right to personal security; labor & economic rights; family & marriage; nationality; health; education. [updated Dec. 2006]
In mid-August 2007, Iraqi Al-Amal Association and the Baghdad Women's Association in partnership with UNOPS (United Nations Office for Project Services), completed the project “Peace Building through Training on Conflict Resolution and Democracy”.
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.