Iraq

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”.
Anti-war activist Debra McNutt argues, "It is our responsibility as Americans to stop our military's abuses of women, by ending the occupation."
Article 19 a récemment publié un rapport alarmant sur la place des femmes dans les médias irakiens et le défi d'être à la fois femme et journaliste dans ce pays.
The report finds that Iraqi women are now facing new fundamentalist values that did not exist in their country before.
As Iraq struggles to define its future, there is one important group that has been largely left out of the process: women.
Sahar Hussein al-Haideri had long been concerned for her safety and had been submitting her accounts anonymously for the past year.
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.
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