Iraqi women worse off than under Saddam

This video from the USA is called Was The Iraq War About Oil?

From Iraqi Streets blog:

New restrictions of Iraqi women freedom

Posted on January 22, 2012 by Iraqi Streets

wamith al-kassab

A new regulation by the women affairs coordinator in the Iraqi ministry of oil has raised many campaigns of protest by Iraqi women and human rights activists, the regulation forbid women working in the ministry of wearing dresses, skirts, modern shoes, trousers, and colorful clothes … many see this as a violation of women rights, freedom and intervening in personal issues, and it has raised the fear of a new wave of radical regulation to limit women freedom in Iraq.

According to Human Rights Watch latest report Iraqi women and girls continued to be the victims of violence, both from extremists who target women involved in public life, and family members who commit “honor” crimes against them, Human Rights Watch said.

… the new regulation consists of 4 paragraphs. Each one is restricting wearing certain clothes and shoes to female employ in the ministry and signed by the women affairs coordinator.

Iraq wants to lower marriage age to 9, legalize marital rape, ban women from leaving home: here.

Turkey threatens intervention into Iraq: here.

Pentagon wants $3 billion for the War in Iraq that we thought was over: here.

USA: Army suicides rose 80% after start of Iraq War: study: here.

Report Cries out on Behalf of Iraqi Women: here.

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  7. In Iraq, women’s freedoms have regressed since the U.S.-led 2003 invasion and overthrow of Saddam Hussein, the poll showed.

    A decade of instability and conflict has affected women disproportionately. Domestic abuse and prostitution have increased, illiteracy has soared and up to 10 percent of women – or 1.6 million – have been left widowed and vulnerable, according to Refugees International.

    Hundreds of thousands of women displaced internally and across borders are vulnerable to trafficking, kidnapping and rape, the U.N. refugee agency says.


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