Friday, March 07, 2008

The Lost Rights Of Iraqi Women

Let's face it Shrub, you've done for women in Iraq what pantyhose did for finger fucking.

Iraqi women lost rights after US invasion

Report: US-led invasion transformed situation for Iraqi women from relative autonomy to national crisis.

BAGHDAD - The state of Iraqi women has become a "national crisis" since the March 2003 US-led invasion, a report released by an international women's group said on Thursday.

"Present day Iraq is plagued by insecurity, a lack of infrastructure and controversial leadership, transforming the situation for women from one of relative autonomy and security before the war into a national crisis," said the report by the US-based Women For Women International.

According to the report, issued ahead of International Women's Day on March 8, 64 percent of the women surveyed said violence against them had increased.

"When asked why, respondents most commonly said that there is less respect for women's rights than before, that women are thought of as possessions, and that the economy has gotten worse," it said.

The report also found that 76 percent of the women interviewed said that girls in their families were forbidden from attending school.

It said "68.3 percent of respondents describe the availability of jobs as bad and 70.5 percent said that their families are unable to earn enough money to pay for daily necessities."End source

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