The chief of police in the southern Iraqi city of Basra has warned of a campaign of violence against women carried out by religious extremists.
Download an unofficial English translation of the Iraq Personal Status Law of 1959.
"Supporters say Article 41 will keep the state out of civil affairs. Critics say it will usher in Sharia."
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."
The report finds that Iraqi women are now facing new fundamentalist values that did not exist in their country before.
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.
As Iraq struggles to define its future, there is one important group that has been largely left out of the process: women.
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