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  1. IRAQ: Sexual Violence as a War Strategy in Iraq

    In the last few days, while the world has been overwhelmed by the flow of information about atrocities committed by I

    Monday, August 11, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 462
  2. IRAQ: Iraq Illegally Detains Thousands of Women, Tortures Many: HRW

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities are detaining thousands of women illegally and subjecting many to torture and i

    Thursday, February 6, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 231
  3. IRAQ: Was Life for Iraqi Women Better Under Saddam?

    In March 2004, President George W.

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 872
  4. IRAQ: Interview: UN Women Helping "Raise Voice of Iraqi Women"

    Among chaos in neighboring Syria and increasing refugees fleeing to Iraq, many Iraqi women are fighting to stop bruta

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 794
  5. IRAQ: Female Suicide Bombers 'Weapon of Choice' for Al-Qaida, Expert Says

    Women have been involved in terrorist activities for more than 100 years, but from 2007 to 2008 there was an 800 perc

    Monday, December 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 690
  6. IRAQ: Salbi Discusses Iraqi Women's Rights

    Zainab Salbi, the founder of the nonprofit humanitarian organization Women for Women International and author of &ldq

    Friday, October 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 471
  7. IRAQ: Women Organization Helped Bring Down Trafficking Chain in Iraq

    Security forces in Iraq have arrested Eman ”Dakhiliya”, who run one of the worse trafficking chains in Ba

    Thursday, September 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 361
  8. MIDDLE EAST: Arab Spring vs. Women's Rights

    In the "Arab Spring" countries in transition, women are now marginalized or excluded entirely from politica

    Thursday, June 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 156
  9. IRAQ and KURDISTAN: Where Arranged Marriages Are Customary, Suicides Grow More Common

    With her father sitting nearby, 16-year-old Jenan Merza struggled to explain why she was lying in bed recovering from

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 098
  10. IRAQ: Study Shows Female Genital Mutilation is Common in Kirkuk, Iraq

    For the first time, an empirical study proved that female genital mutilation is also prevalent in parts of Iraq beyon

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 994
  11. IRAQ: "Honor Killings" Require Tougher Laws, Say Iraqi Women

    Near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, a father doused his three teenage daughters with boiling water and shot them

    Tuesday, March 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 879
  12. IRAQ: Gender and Conflict in Iraq

    Gender violence in conflict zones can stem from a multitude of factors – societal customs, ideologies, stress,

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 832
  13. IRAQ: Silent victims: Iraqi women trafficked for sex, report says

    For thousands of Iraqi women and girls, the conflict that began in 2003 was only the start of their ordeals.

    Thursday, November 10, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 421
  14. IRAQ: Female Trafficking Soars in Iraq

    Rania was 16 years old when officials raped her during Saddam Hussein's 1991 crackdown in Iraq's Shia south.

    Friday, September 23, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 186
  15. IRAQ: Fight for Women's Rights Begins All Over Again

    When a middle-aged mother took a taxi alone from Baghdad to Nasiriyah, about 300 kilometres south earlier this year,

    Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 178
  16. IRAQ: Human Rights in Iraq Remain Fragile Amid Armed Violence, Torture and Impunity – UN

    Armed violence continues to affect large numbers of Iraqis, with minorities, women and children suffering disproporti

    Tuesday, August 9, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 152
  17. IRAQ: MADRE Denounces Sexual Violence Against Iraqi Women Protesters

    A petition from MADRE, a global women's rights organization, is accusing Iraqi government security forces of sexually

    Tuesday, July 26, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 131
  18. IRAQ: Activists: Protesters Beaten in Baghdad

    At least seven anti-government protesters were arrested and beaten by Iraqi security forces as hundreds of angry demo

    Friday, July 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 077
  19. INTERNATIONAL: Salute To Women Driving Revolutions

    What do driving, voting, wearing pants, and protesting have in common?

    Friday, July 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 080
  20. INTERNATIONAL: Violence Against Women Surges When War Is

    Rosemary Gonzalez was murdered in 2009, the victim of a war that ended in 1996.

    Thursday, June 23, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 991
  21. INTERNATIONAL/IRAQ: The Word on Women - The Other Tahrir Square

    Last week, a group of twenty-five women who were demonstrating for peace and democracy in Baghdad's Tahrir Square

    Thursday, June 16, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 988
  22. IRAQ: Feminists Attacked in Pro-Democracy Rally in Baghdad

    On June 13, four women participating in a democracy demonstration at Tahrir Square in Baghdad were molested and beate

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 813
  23. IRAQ/UGANDA: Ugandan Women Tricked into Domestic Slavery in Iraq

    The BBC has the first detailed accounts of how Ugandan women ended up in domestic slavery in Iraq, and the extraordin

    Thursday, March 31, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 833
  24. IRAQ: Iraqi Women Come Together Fighting Violence Against Women

    The Ministry of State for Women Affairs agreed on Thursday with the Ministries of Health, Labor and Interior and the

    Thursday, March 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 459
  25. IRAQ: Eight Years of Abuses and Impunity

    A leading human rights group released a report Monday documenting the proliferation of human rights abuses in Iraq si

    Monday, February 21, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 301
  26. IRAQ: No Country for Women

    The improved political representation of women in Iraq is in sharp contrast to their broader disempowerment, as highl

    Sunday, November 28, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 642
  27. IRAQ: Woman Killed in Fresh Violence in Iraq

    Continued militancy has taken the life of a woman in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh while others have been wound

    Thursday, September 9, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 067
  28. IRAQ: Trafficking of Iraqi Women Rampant Despite U.S. Commitment To End It

    Two months ago, the State Department released its 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report (TiP Report), laying out a pictu

    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 932
  29. IRAQ: Scared Women Are Packing Pistols in Iraq

    Each night before she goes to sleep, Umm Shekar checks to make sure her pistol is loaded and tucks it beneath her mat

    Sunday, August 22, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 895
  30. IRAQ: Women Take up Arms in Iraq's Wild West

    Sporting a long blue dress and white headscarf, Umm Omar barely blinks as she whips out a pistol in her garden.

    Wednesday, August 4, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 754
  31. IRAQ: 3 women, 1 child killed in Attack on Family in Iraq's Anbar

    Three women and a child from one family were killed and six others wounded when gunmen attacked a house near the city

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 550
  32. IRAQ: Iraq still blackspot for human rights, says UN

    A UN report on Iraq shows human rights in the country remain a cause for concern, in spite of improvements in securit

    Saturday, July 10, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 549
  33. SEMINAR: To Remember Du'a Khalil Aswad

    On the third anniversary of the stoning of Du'a Khalil Aswad to death in public and in condemnation of all forms of v

    Tuesday, May 25, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 062
  34. AUSTRALIA: Australia Increases Support for Women in Conflict Situations

    Today, International Women's Day, marks the economic, social and political achievements of women.

    Monday, March 8, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 689
  35. IRAQ: Al Qaeda Member Arrested for Recruiting Women Suicide Bombers

    Iraqi security forces have arrested an Al Qaeda operative suspected of recruiting women to carry out suicide

    Saturday, February 20, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 503
  36. Iraqi Widows Organization: Rebuilding and Hope

    More than three million Iraqi men have been killed in the Iraq War since 2003, leaving behind nearly 740,000 widows a

    Friday, February 5, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 626
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  38. IRAQ: Displaced Iraqi Women Increasingly Vulnerable to Exploitation and Abuse

    Iraqi women who have been uprooted by violence in their country are increasingly susceptible to exploitation and abus

    Wednesday, July 15, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 862
  39. IRAQ: Iraqi Crisis Report: Combating Female Circumcision

    I became an activist to stop female genital mutilation last year after reading a shocking survey from a secondary sch

    Thursday, June 11, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 871