Pioneers: Souad Khalel Ismael
What a fate: Iraqi woman and the veil?
In early 1920s, Iraqi women won a great chance when an active group of high intellectual people started a march: freedom for Iraqi woman.
Sabiha Sheikh Dawood was the first woman in the School of Law in 1936 and her mother, Nathema, was a Deputy President of the first organization for Iraqi women.
What Kind of Liberation?: Women and the Occupation of Iraq
The first book to examine how Iraqi women have fared since the invasion, What Kind of Liberation? reports from the heart of the war zone with dire news of scarce resources, growing unemployment, violence, and seclusion
Iraqi Women under Saddam
From 1958 to the 1990s Iraq provided relatively more rights and freedom for women and girls than most of its neighbors. Created in the 1920s and, as a Islamic state, initially adhering to interpretations of Shari’a, Iraq became a republic in 1958. At that point the govern¬ment legislated power away from the Shari’a courts over many aspects of women’s lives.
Iraq Women's Movement
Iraq occupation destroyed women's rights
Women-headed households in Iraq - a case for action
Uploaded on Aug 23, 2011
Over the past 30 years, armed conflicts and sectarian violence have ravaged Iraq, resulting in hundreds of thousands of casualties, and in widowed women suddenly being in charge of their families.
Gender: Women yet to regain their place
In the 1980s, Iraqi women enjoyed more basic rights than their counterparts in the region; today, despite steps taken after decades of conflict and sanctions, Iraqi women do not have equal educational or employment opportunities, and many are subjected to gender-based violence.Read more
Iraq: The Women's Story
Published on Apr 1, 2013
A compelling account of a life inside Iraq that is rarely seen on news bulletins: stories of ordinary women whose struggle to survive has only worsened since the war.
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