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  1. IRAQ: Female MPs Slam Under-Representation in Iraq

    Female MPs, both religious and secular, have slammed the under-representation of women in Iraqi institutions, especia

    Sunday, December 26, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 857
  2. IRAQ: A Lone Woman in Iraq's New Cabinet

    The new Iraqi government, which received a vote of confidence from parliament on Tuesday, is almost exclusively male,

    Tuesday, December 21, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 879
  3. IRAQ: Displaced Women Still Struggle for Survival

    Displaced Iraqi female-headed families who have returned home are still experiencing major livelihood challenges, say

    Tuesday, December 7, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 739
  4. 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
  5. Violence Against Women in Iraq Factsheet

    Violence against women and girls is a violation of human rights, causing physical, sexual and psychological suffering

    Thursday, November 25, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 063
  6. IRAQ: Iraq Defaults on Millions in Welfare Payments

    Iraq has run out of money to pay for widows' benefits, farm crops and other programmes for the poor, its parliament w

    Monday, November 22, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 880
  7. IRAQ: Iraq MP Criticizes Women Absence in Summit

    State of Law Coalition independent MP Safiya Al Suhail criticized women absence in head of political parties meeting

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 485
  8. INTERNATIONAL/MIDDLE EAST: ESCWA Celebrates 10th Anniversary of 1325 and Launches Study on Women's Role in Conflicts and Conflict-Resolution

    ESCWA opened today its scheduled activities of the Tenth Anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325 concerning w

    Monday, October 25, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 441
  9. USA/IRAQ: Grants to Support Iraqi Widows and Female Heads of Household

    The Department of State has awarded $5 million in grants to several nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to provide d

    Friday, October 22, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 429
  10. IRAQ/SYRIA: In Syria, Iraqi Refugee Daughters Risk Being Sold

    Um Ali is scared.

    Tuesday, October 12, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 316
  11. MIDDLE EAST/SOUTH ASIA: Is the Role of Women in al-Qaeda Increasing?

    In the last week of September, the As-Sahab Foundation, which disseminates al-Qaeda messages and propaganda, released

    Thursday, October 7, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 291
  12. IRAQ: Women's Education Expands in Iraq

    The hallways of a grade school were uncharacteristically silent and absent of students as they had been for months pr

    Sunday, October 3, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 255
  13. IRAQ: Iraq's 'Al-Qaeda Widows' Seek Help, Rehabilitation

    Scores of Iraqi women forced into marriages with Al-Qaeda fighters following the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 are seekin

    Friday, October 1, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 244
  14. KURDISTAN: Women to Women

    ‘Girls are forced to get married by their families at an early age, because once she goes to university and gra

    Saturday, September 25, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 247
  15. IRAQ: The Fate Of Al Qaeda's Children In Iraq

    The true toll of the Iraq war is one that won't be tallied for years.

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 169
  16. 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
  17. IRAQ: Female, Single, Over 30: Iraqis Count Cost of War

    Only one of Nidal Haidar's six sisters is married. She has given up on ever getting hitched.

    Monday, September 6, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 036
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. IRAQ: Iraqi Women - Hearing From a Forgotten Voice

    When leading prominent Iraqi women leaders from all across the country gathered in Baghdad in June 28, 2010 they had

    Wednesday, August 18, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 850
  21. 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
  22. Iranian Women at Risk in Iraq: 1325 and the Long Road to Non-Violence

    This report explores the role of UNSCR 1325 in establishing a constructive, threat-free atmosphere among Iranian poli

    Sunday, August 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 954
  23. IRAQ: Enhancing Iraqi Women's Participation in Peace Efforts Focus of UN Forum

    Increasing the participation of Iraqi women in conflict resolution and in building a lasting peace were among the iss

    Monday, July 26, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 687
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Climate of Fear: Sexual Violence and Abduction of Women and Girls In Baghdad

    At a time when insecurity is on the rise in Baghdad, women and girls in Baghdad told Human Rights Watch that the inse

    Thursday, July 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 745
  27. IRAQ: The Iraqi High Tribunal Makes Strides Toward Improving Women's Rights in International Law

    As reported last month by MediaGlobal, women activists are working in Iraq to increase women's participation in the g

    Wednesday, June 2, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 846
  28. They Took Me and Told Me Nothing: Female Genital Mutilation in Iraqi Kurdistan

    In Iraqi Kurdistan a survey by the Ministry of Human Rights in 2009 suggests that in one district over 40 percent of

    Tuesday, June 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 579
  29. 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
  30. Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace and Security: May 2010

    The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the May 2010 version of their Monthly Action Points (

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 316
  31. Iraq: Civilians Under Fire

    Hundreds of civilians are still being killed or maimed every month in Iraq, even if the past two years have seen an o

    Sunday, April 25, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 772
  32. IRAQ: Iraqi Women Gear Up For Greater Role In Politics

    When Iraq finally forms a new government, one thing is certain -- there will be many new faces.

    Thursday, April 15, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 017
  33. MIDDLE EAST: Evaluating Women's Freedom in the Middle East

    Last week Freedom House released their "Women's Rights in the Middle East" report, on the state of gender e

    Wednesday, March 31, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 911
  34. IRAQ: UN Universal Periodic Review Excerpts

    Gender Related Excerpts from II Conclusions and/or Recommendations:

    Wednesday, March 24, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 785
  35. IRAQ: Women's Rights in Danger

    Prior to the US-led invasion of Iraq, women workin

    Saturday, March 20, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 802
  36. IRAQ: Women Miss Saddam

    Under Saddam Hussein, women in government got a year's maternity leave; that is now cut to six months.

    Friday, March 12, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 808
  37. IRAQ: Iraqi Women on the Margins of the Election

    Another political event takes place in Iraq withou

    Friday, March 12, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 826
  38. IRAQ: Eyes on the Prize for Iraqi Women

    Today, let's celebrate the women of Iraq.

    Tuesday, March 9, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 683
  39. 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
  40. Prostitution and Trafficking of Women and Girls in Iraq

    In spite of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) background on women'srights, we did not expect nor com

    Monday, March 8, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 862
  41. IRAQ: Iraqi Women Crowd Ballot in Election

    On the eve of Iraq's second nationwide election, a car bomb killed at least three pilgrims

    Saturday, March 6, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 693
  42. Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa 2010

    In order to provide a detailed look at the conditions faced by women in the Middle East and understand the complex en

    Wednesday, March 3, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 294
  43. JORDAN: Where Iraqi Women Are Also Fathers

    Back in Najaf, Iraq, Khayzaran and her family lived in a well-kept house. They had two cars and a small orchard.

    Sunday, February 28, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 778
  44. 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
  45. IRAQ: Iraqi Women Are Seeking Greater Political Influence

    For women in Iraq, the coming national elections offer both a promise and a reminder of the difficulty of change in t

    Tuesday, February 16, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 507
  46. 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
  47. Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security: February 2010

    The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the February 2010 version of our Monthly Action Point

    Monday, February 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 168
  48. IRAQ: Gender Profile

    Women have played important roles throughout Iraq's history.

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 924
  49. Iraq Personal Status Law of 1959 and Amendments (English Translation)

    The 1959 Iraqi Law of Personal Status (as subsequently amended) governs the manner that religious courts may settle d

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 965