Iraqi Women Seek a New Liberation

Iraqi Women Seek a New Liberation

Karlos Zurutuza – IPS – Wednesday, 23 January 2013 (originally published 16 Jan)   BAGHDAD, Jan 16 2013 (IPS) – From full literacy declared in the seventies, Iraq is down to 40 percent literacy for women. From the first woman prime minister and the first woman judge in the Middle East in 1959, Iraq has […]

Kurdish Artists Bring Violence Against [Iraq] Women Into The Open

Kurdish Artists Bring Violence Against [Iraq] Women Into The Open

Abdel Khaleq Sultan and Abdul Hameed Zibari – Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty – Monday, 10 December 2012 (originally published 04 Dec) Despite an ongoing economic boom that has lured back many exiled Kurds, evidence suggests that the status of women in Iraq’s northern Kurdish autonomous region has not witnessed similar improvements. Reports of rape, […]

IRAQ: New research highlights link between FGM/C and mental disorders

IRAQ: New research highlights link between FGM/C and mental disorders

IRIN –  Tuesday, 17  January 2011 (originally published 13 Jan) DUBAI, 13 January 2012 (IRIN) – New data out of Iraq shows what many psychologists suspected though little research has confirmed: Girls who have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) are more prone to mental disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Results of the research – […]

In Kurdistan, Maternal Mortality Remains A Concern

In Kurdistan, Maternal Mortality Remains A Concern

 RAWA ABDULLAH – Rudaw – Wednesday, 24 August 2011 (originally published 15 Aug) ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan — When Rasul’s pregnant wife began bleeding, he immediately got her in the car and sped her to the hospital. A short while later, he was devastated to learn that she died while in labor at the hospital. Rasul, […]

“New” Iraq a Nightmare for Women, Minority Groups

“New” Iraq a Nightmare for Women, Minority Groups

Denis Foynes – IPS  News – Wednesday, 17 August 2011 (originally published 09 Aug) UNITED NATIONS, Aug 9, 2011 (IPS) – A United Nations report on Iraq says the human rights situation there remains fragile, and huge development challenges loom as the country transitions out of a near decade-long conflict. The report claims the 2,953 civilian deaths […]

Iraqi Women Work to Halt Bombers, but Paycheck Is Elusive

Iraqi Women Work to Halt Bombers, but Paycheck Is Elusive

Iraqi Women Work to Halt Bombers, but Paycheck Is Elusive JACK HEALY and YASIR GHAZI – The New York Times – Monday, 28 February, 2010 (originally published 27 Feb) BAQUBA, Iraq — The women charged with thwarting Iraq’s female suicide bombers spend their days in cramped metal sheds at police checkpoints and lobbies of government […]

Iraqi-Kurdistan seen from a women’s perspective

Iraqi-Kurdistan seen from a women’s perspective

Falah Muradkan-Shaker – Kurdish Aspect – Thursday, 27 January, 2011 (originally published 21 Jan) I held my hand to reach my pen on to write an article about women’s lives in Kurdistan, from a woman’s perspective. To begin is undoubtedly the most difficult part in the writing task, even more so when the subject is […]