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Sunday, August 31, 2003

Feminism in Iraq.

How are women's rights faring in Iraq? Lauren Sandler writes in the Boston Globe that the last twenty years have been rough. A small women's rights movement has emerged again since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, but "basic questions of safety and economic security eclipse talk of politics most days."

"I used to think in terms of political reform," says Hanaa Edwards, a veteran of the 1960s student movement who leads a women's organization headquartered in the more liberal Kurdish North. "But now, humanitarian assistance is what's important. We used to talk about equality. Now it's just this desperate push for improvement."

("Veiled interests." Lauren Sandler. Boston Globe 8.31.03)

Copyright © 2003 by Philocrites | Posted 31 August 2003 at 6:32 PM

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