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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: Government of Iraq Launches its National Action Plan on UN Security Council Resolution 1325

    Baghdad, 6 February 2014 – The Government of Iraq today launched its National Action Plan on UN Security Counci

    Thursday, February 6, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 312
  4. IRAQ: The Womans Word from Iraq

    Iraq is in the middle of a crisis again.

    Thursday, January 16, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 203
  5. SYRIA: Congress Cannot Ignore Violence Against Women in Syria

    As always, another election was upon us; all eyes were on who voted for or against the 2002 Iraq War Resolution.

    Friday, September 6, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 065
  6. IRAQ: Was Life for Iraqi Women Better Under Saddam?

    In March 2004, President George W.

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 872
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. IRAQ: The Kurds' Starvation

    Kurds are a forgotten people.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 567
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. IRAQ: Iraqi Women Fight For Their Rights

    Watch Euronews' video report on
    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 097
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. WEST ASIA: Gender and Conflict in Iraq

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 835
  19. IRAQ: Fighting for Gender Equality


    Tuesday, February 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 764
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  22. IRAQ: Bay Area Iranian-Americans Fear Forced Closure of Iraq's Camp Ashraf Will Lead to a Massacre

    For years, a Bay Area couple had been trying to publicize the danger that dissidents from their native Iran faced at

    Wednesday, December 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 531
  23. IRAQ: Interview: Between Nationalism and Women's Rights - The Kurdish Women's Movement

    Jadaliyya: What made you write this article?

    Wednesday, December 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 543
  24. IRAQ: Iraqi women: Winners or Losers in a War-torn Society?

    As the remaining US troops in Iraq prepare to return home, how has life changed for women in the country they are lea

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 455
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. IRAQ: Iraq Army Recruits Women to Inspect Women at Checkpoints

    Iraqi security forces have been training women in an effort to enhance security amid Al Qaida strikes.

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 108
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. IRAQ: UN Agency Launches Literacy and Life Skills Programme

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today announced the launch of a literac

    Thursday, June 16, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 955
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. IRAQ: Joint Committee Formed to Expand Women Participation in Decision-Making

    The Minister of State for Women's Affairs in the federal government revealed on Monday forming a joint committee with

    Monday, April 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 580
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. IRAQ: Iraqi Women Feel Shunted Despite Election Quota

    Iraqi women hoped that last year's election would cement a larger role for them in the government.

    Saturday, March 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 405
  41. IRAQ: Women's Global Peace Organization Defends Rights of Ashraf Residents

    One of the most prominent women's organizations in the world has written a letter to the UN Secretary General, callin

    Wednesday, March 2, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 349
  42. IRAQ: Iraq Abuse Worsening for Women and Minorities: HRW

    Human rights abuses remain common across Iraq with the status of women and minority groups on the decline, eight year

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 288
  43. 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
  44. IRAQ: The Road Ahead Women's rights and the future of Iraq

    The unstable security situation in Iraq already made women particularly vulnerable.

    Tuesday, February 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 273
  45. KURDISTAN/IRAQ: Kurds in Baghdad Discusses Absence of Women in Iraqi Govt

    The Kurdish house in Baghdad held on Saturday an educational seminar about Iraqi women and ways to involve them in ex

    Saturday, February 5, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 178
  46. MIDDLE EAST: Think Tank Discusses Impact of Armed Conflicts on Women

    Despite being the main victims in regional armed conflicts, women are still excluded from playing a role in conflict

    Thursday, February 3, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 139
  47. IRAQ: Iraq's too Often Forgotten Women

    Friday, January 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 127
  48. IRAQ: 2011 Looks Grim for Progress on Women's Rights in Iraq

    When Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki introduced what he called a national partnership government two weeks ago,

    Thursday, January 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 080
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  50. NORTHERN IRELAND/IRAQ: Purvis Takes Peace Lessons to Iraq

    A Northern Ireland politician is travelling to Iraq to pass on lessons learned in the peace process.

    Monday, January 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 079

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