Women's Rights Exchange » Houzan Mahmoud

Spokesperson, Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI)

Houzan Mahmoud is the International Representative of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq and Editor in Chief of Equal Rights Now, a publication of OWFI.  Ms. Mahmoud speaks internationally on behalf of OWFI about the impact of the US occupation and Islamic fundamentalism on women’s human rights and women’s daily lives. Her analysis has been published by The Guardian and The Independent, and she has been a featured commentator on BBC, CNN, NBC, and other international media outlets. Ms. Mahmoud received a death threat on February 26, 2007 from the notoriously brutal jihadist group, Ansar al-Islam. Originally from Iraqi Kurdistan, Ms. Mahmoud is based in London.

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