Sisters Under Siege, Women ~ Your Support Required!

The Women and Children of Iraq Are Under Siege "I am against war, since war means destruction, hurt and ruin. Nobody should like war especially when all the great powers of the world gang up against one country in an unequal war and try to destroy all signs of progress and make the country go back to the middle ages. People are starving to death and inflation is murder. Missiles and bombs do not think, they hit and explode-whether you are military or civilian, sick or well, old or young, men … [Read more...]

Iraqi Women do not have equal opportunities, Take Action!

DUBAI, May 2013 (IRIN) - In the 1980s, the UN says, Iraqi Women enjoyed more basic rights than other women in the region. But years of dictatorship, sanctions and conflict, including the US-led invasion one decade ago, led to deterioration in women’s status. “Across the board, women are suffering more [than they used to],” said Sudipto Mukerjee, deputy head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq. Despite steps taken towards gender equality since 1990, Iraqi women today do not … [Read more...]

VDAY is celebrating in NYC, Women’s Freedom in IRAQ

TOMORROW IN NYC: Eve will introduce Yanar Mohammed at "Iraq Now: Reparations, the Right to Heal, and the Question of International Solidarity" Join us for an evening with Yanar Mohammed of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq and a longtime V-Day partner, as well as Iraq Veterans Against the War's Director of Organizing, Maggie Martin, who will have jointly launched an initiative calling for reparations for the Iraqi people as well as veterans' right to heal on March 19th, 10 years to … [Read more...]

Women of the Middle East: What Changes Does 2013 Hold?

Women Leaders in Seven Arab Countries ... were asked what political, social and economic changes they expect to see in 2013. Most expected to see political infighting, backsliding in women’s status, or an economic downturn in their respective countries. Women in Iraq and Lebanon projected a deterioration in the security situation if the Syrian conflict spills over. Yemeni women said their country’s democratic transition hinges on a successful national dialogue scheduled for March. Two … [Read more...]

Suha Sagban – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this transformed woman, one that rose above her own adversity, self doubt and on a mission to empower all women, especially those that suffer from childhood abuse and/or molestation. She trailed a path in this world to find her 'purpose in life' and achieve fulfillment. This gypsy soul ... a true Power of Example for all the women of our world, she is now here to help YOU do the same.       WOMAN of … [Read more...]

VIDEO – The plight of Women & Children Prisoners in Iraq

  Innocent Women in Prison       BAGHDAD There aren't supposed to be any prisons at the Muthanna Iraqi Army base, let alone ones with children in them. This was reported by Christian Monitor almost one year ago, and there has been no change reported as of yet.  But a member of the Iraqi security services says that as late as mid-May 2010, he saw children playing in a makeshift detention center here. "I just wish they would take the children out," he says, recalling the cries of an infant and a … [Read more...]

VIDEO – The plight of Women & Children Prisoners in Iraq

  Innocent Women in Prison       BAGHDAD There aren't supposed to be any prisons at the Muthanna Iraqi Army base, let alone ones with children in them. This was reported by Christian Monitor almost one year ago, and there has been no change reported as of yet.  But a member of the Iraqi security services says that as late as mid-May 2010, he saw children playing in a makeshift detention center here. "I just wish they would take the children out," he says, recalling the cries of an infant and a … [Read more...]

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