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In Iraq, humanitarian crisis called ‘epic’

Among most traumatized are women and children, drawn into a new humanitarian crisis — the most severe in living memory for its swiftness and intensity. When a savage Islamic insurgency hit Mosul like a sudden summer storm on June 10, the northern Iraqi town was caught unawares.

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Statement by the European Feminist Initiative IFE-EFI

IN SOLIDARITY WITH IRAQI WOMEN’S RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS European Feminist Initiative IFE-EFI  and MENA partners,  among them women’s rights organizations from Iraq and  Kurdistan  Region,  are working together to advocate in the Euro-Mediterranean political space for the values of equality between women and men and the demand for the recognition and implementation of women’s fundamental right …

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On the Occupation of Mosul and the Cities of Western Iraq

The Iraqi society is suffering unprecedented crisis that threatens the future of peaceful co-existence of citizens, and augments genocides and civil conflicts based on the sectarian identities that were established on the Iraqi population, and were strengthened throughout more than a decade of the American occupation to Iraq.

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International Women’s Day Statement

Male, Class, and Sectarian Oppression are Strengthened Through Exploiting and Subjugating Us Eleven years of violence in Iraq have resulted in the escalation of a sectarian, authoritarian, backward, and oppressive rule; these years led to the creation of a dictatorial power that violently opposes any actions for liberation and egalitarian demands; an authoritarian dictatorship that …

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The Iraq War’s Real Legacy

JESSICA DESVARIEUX, TRNN PRODUCER: On a planned presidential trip to the E.U. headquarters, it was supposed to be all handshakes and photo ops about a new trade deal. But instead, President Obama, in his speech before the E.U., took to defending the United States’ decision to invade Iraq.

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A Decade of Occupation for Iraqi Women.

A decade after the US invasion of Iraq, only one of the straw-man arguments for going to war remains standing: “We did it for democracy and women’s rights.” And yet we hear the same thing again and again from women in the shelters we operate throughout Iraq: “Why are we living in these violent times?”

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After 10 years of destruction and corruption in Iraq

Our only hope is in a cultural and political revolution: The International Women’s Day celebration this year coincides with the tenth anniversary of the tragic attack of the US war-machine on millions of unsuspecting Iraqi civilians, causing one of the biggest human crises of modern times, under the pretext of liberating Iraq and the women …

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Is International Women’s Day Still Worth Celebrating?

Women’s rights have come a long way since the first International Women’s Day in 1900. Talks of gender equality have come to dominate the agenda of politicians of all credos leaving many wondering if there is still a need for a feminist struggle – especially within Western democratic societies.

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Day 16/16 of Activism Against Gender Violence: Women Rights and War

“Growing up in such high level of political violence, state oppression, and degradation had left its impact on me of course… from a very early age I became very rebellious against imposed norms and restrictions.”

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Biggest Women’s Trafficker arrested in Baghdad

After threatening and terrorizing us, Women of OWFI, August 8 2012, Eman Dakhiliya (female) was finally arrested in the late hours of Sunday night September 2\3 with the company of other traffickers and their serving pimps by an Iraqi security troop in central Baghdad. Eman’s many houses in Al Battaween,

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Open letter to the Saudi Embassy in London-UK: We demand immediate freedom for Hamza Kashgari!

To Whom It May Concern: We are outraged to learn that 23 year old writer Hamza Kashgari is in prison after being deported to Saudi Arabia from Malaysia where he had fled in fear of his life. T he deportation of a person with a well-founded fear of persecution is a violation of human and …

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Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq – OWFI: Stop mass executions in Iraq.

We at the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq are very concerned and dismayed by the wave of executions which are taking place in the so called “new Iraq”.  We have learnt through new reports published by Human Rights Watch, that since the beginning of 2012, Iraq has executed at least 65 prisoners, 51 of …

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Freedom, corruption and terror

Houzan Mahmoud born in Kurdistan-Iraq in 1973; she is a socialist campaigner, activist for women’s rights in Kurdistan, Iraq and Middle East. When you meet an extraordinary person, it can be in the most mundane of places. Our interview with Houzan Mahmoud, of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) and Socialist- Feminist activist, …

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Fighting for Gender Equality in Iraq

Yanar Mohammed says the U.S. invasion and occupation hurt women’s rights. As President Obama hailed the “extraordinary achievement” of U.S. troops withdrawing from Iraq in December, continuing protests against government repression and abysmal basic services undermined the narrative of a successful democratic transition.

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