In the last few days, while the world has been overwhelmed by the flow of information about atrocities committed by I
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities are detaining thousands of women illegally and subjecting many to torture and i
Baghdad, 6 February 2014 – The Government of Iraq today launched its National Action Plan on UN Security Counci
Iraq is in the middle of a crisis again.
As always, another election was upon us; all eyes were on who voted for or against the 2002 Iraq War Resolution.
In March 2004, President George W.
Among chaos in neighboring Syria and increasing refugees fleeing to Iraq, many Iraqi women are fighting to stop bruta
Women have been involved in terrorist activities for more than 100 years, but from 2007 to 2008 there was an 800 perc
Kurds are a forgotten people.
Zainab Salbi, the founder of the nonprofit humanitarian organization Women for Women International and author of &ldq
Security forces in Iraq have arrested Eman ”Dakhiliya”, who run one of the worse trafficking chains in Ba
In the "Arab Spring" countries in transition, women are now marginalized or excluded entirely from politica
With her father sitting nearby, 16-year-old Jenan Merza struggled to explain why she was lying in bed recovering from
For the first time, an empirical study proved that female genital mutilation is also prevalent in parts of Iraq beyon
Near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, a father doused his three teenage daughters with boiling water and shot them
Gender violence in conflict zones can stem from a multitude of factors – societal customs, ideologies, stress,
For years, a Bay Area couple had been trying to publicize the danger that dissidents from their native Iran faced at
Jadaliyya: What made you write this article?
As the remaining US troops in Iraq prepare to return home, how has life changed for women in the country they are lea
For thousands of Iraqi women and girls, the conflict that began in 2003 was only the start of their ordeals.
Rania was 16 years old when officials raped her during Saddam Hussein's 1991 crackdown in Iraq's Shia south.
When a middle-aged mother took a taxi alone from Baghdad to Nasiriyah, about 300 kilometres south earlier this year,
Armed violence continues to affect large numbers of Iraqis, with minorities, women and children suffering disproporti
A petition from MADRE, a global women's rights organization, is accusing Iraqi government security forces of sexually
Iraqi security forces have been training women in an effort to enhance security amid Al Qaida strikes.
At least seven anti-government protesters were arrested and beaten by Iraqi security forces as hundreds of angry demo
What do driving, voting, wearing pants, and protesting have in common?
Rosemary Gonzalez was murdered in 2009, the victim of a war that ended in 1996.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today announced the launch of a literac
On June 13, four women participating in a democracy demonstration at Tahrir Square in Baghdad were molested and beate
The Minister of State for Women's Affairs in the federal government revealed on Monday forming a joint committee with
The BBC has the first detailed accounts of how Ugandan women ended up in domestic slavery in Iraq, and the extraordin
The Ministry of State for Women Affairs agreed on Thursday with the Ministries of Health, Labor and Interior and the
Iraqi women hoped that last year's election would cement a larger role for them in the government.
One of the most prominent women's organizations in the world has written a letter to the UN Secretary General, callin
Human rights abuses remain common across Iraq with the status of women and minority groups on the decline, eight year
A leading human rights group released a report Monday documenting the proliferation of human rights abuses in Iraq si
The unstable security situation in Iraq already made women particularly vulnerable.
The Kurdish house in Baghdad held on Saturday an educational seminar about Iraqi women and ways to involve them in ex
Despite being the main victims in regional armed conflicts, women are still excluded from playing a role in conflict
When Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki introduced what he called a national partnership government two weeks ago,
A Northern Ireland politician is travelling to Iraq to pass on lessons learned in the peace process.