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10 Years Since the US Invasion of Iraq: An Interactive Timeline

Posted on: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East

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A Decade of Occupation for Iraqi Women

Posted on: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East

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...

Iraq: A War that Doesn't End

Posted on: Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East

Eight months ago, the US officially announced the end of its military engagement in Iraq. Now, it is anxious to abandon its responsibility to the country.  Despite claims that the war is coming to a close, the brutal legacies of...

Ending War Means Ending Violence against Women

Posted on: Thursday, June 16, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Iraq, Middle East, Combatting Violence against Women

Rosemary Gonzalez was murdered in 2009, the victim of a war that ended in 1996...

Getting Stronger Every Generation: Six Women's Stories

Posted on: Monday, May 2, 2011

Keywords: Nicaragua, Sudan, Iraq

When Mother's Day was first celebrated, it was a call for women to unite against war. It was a day of activism founded...

Culture Alone Fails to Account for Female Genital Mutilation

Posted on: Sunday, June 20, 2010

Keywords: Women's Health, Iraq, Middle East

The report by Human Rights Watch on female genital mutilation (FGM) in Kurdistan reveals the troubling reality facing women and girls compelled to undergo the procedure. Human Rights Watch references specifically the failure of the Kurdistan Regional Government to take...

Oh, Those "Disappointing" Iraqis

Posted on: Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Keywords: Middle East, Iraq

It may be months before we know the final tally of Iraq’s March 7 parliamentary elections. But one thing is already clear. As The New York Times editorial page put it today, “Beyond the closeness of the race, the new results—disappointingly—show Iraqis once...

After Six Years, Some US troops Will Leave Iraq. But Where Are We Leaving Iraqi Women?

Posted on: Monday, March 16, 2009

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Peace Building, Combating Violence Against Women

If you haven’t thought about the Iraq War as a story of US allies systematically torturing and executing women, you’re not alone. Likewise, if you were under the impression that Iraqi women were somehow better off under their new, US-sponsored...

Iraqi Women Say No to US Occupation, No to Islamist Violence: Will US Progressives Stand with Them?

Posted on: Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Iraq, Middle East

Since the US bombing of Afghanistan in 2001, the Bush Administration has resurrected the hackneyed colonial notion that its military intervention is intended to save Muslim women from their oppressive societies. As Laura Bush said, “The fight against...

Iraq: Five Years of "Liberation" and an Epidemic of Violence Against Women

Posted on: Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Iraq, Middle East

Unleashing a Campaign of Violence Since the US invasion of 2003, Iraqi women have endured a public campaign of harassment, beatings, abduction, rape, and assassinations. The main perpetrators are militia fighters who see violence against women...

FOR WOMEN IN IRAQ, THE WAR RAGES ON. YOU CAN HELP.

Posted on: Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Iraq, Middle East

Dear Friend of MADRE, I just spoke with Yanar Mohammed, Director of our partner, the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), and I knew I needed to write to you immediately. Yanar describes a truly desperate situation...

Who is Killing the Women of Basra?

Posted on: Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Iraq, Middle East

In Basra, Iraq's second largest city, 2008 was ushered in with an announcement of the 2007 death toll of women targeted by Islamist militias. City officials reported on December 31 that 133 women were killed and mutilated last year, their...

"Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week": Conscripting Feminism into the War on Terror

Posted on: Friday, October 26, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Iraq, Middle East

US feminists found themselves in strange company this week. In days of campus activity labeled "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week" (IFAW), conservative writer David Horowitz and his fellow travelers issued a call for an end to the oppression of women in Muslim...

Report vs. Reality: What General Petraeus Didn't Say

Posted on: Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Iraq, Middle East

September 11, 2007 Report: The General claimed that the surge has reduced the killing of Iraqi civilians. Reality: No independent assessments support this assertion. In fact, the head of the Congressional Government Accountability Office says his agency has a “strong...

The Murder of Du'a Aswad

Posted on: Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Iraq, Middle East

Recently, a mob of frenzied men beat and stoned to death a 17-year-old girl, Du'a Khalil Aswad, in northern Iraq. She was murdered by relatives and neighbors for falling in love with someone that her community did not approve of,...

US must help end tyranny against Iraqi women

Posted on: Sunday, April 8, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Iraq, Middle East

The following op-ed was distributed by the Progressive Media Project, and published by the Augusta Chronicle and the Times Union of Albany, NY. Human rights still elude Iraqi women. And the United States must take action to end the abuse...

MADRE Report on Gender-Based Violence in Iraq

Posted on: Friday, March 9, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Iraq, Middle East

Promising Democracy, Imposing Theocracy: Gender-Based Violence and the US War on Iraq Release Event On March 6, 2007, MADRE released Promising Democracy, Imposing Theocracy: Gender-Based Violence and the US War on Iraq, a groundbreaking report on the incidence,...

Iraq's Other War: Violence against Women Under US Occupation

Posted on: Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Iraq, Middle East

A MADRE Opinion Piece March 7, 2007 Last week, Houzan Mahmoud* opened her e-mail and found a message from Ansar al-Islam, a notoriously brutal Sunni jihadist group. The message read simply, "we will kill you by the middle of...

Promising Democracy, Imposing Theocracy: Gender-Based Violence and the US War on Iraq

Posted on: Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Iraq, Middle East

MADRE has released a groundbreaking report on the incidence, causes, and legalization of gender-based violence in Iraq since the US-led invasion. Amidst the chaos and violence of US-occupied Iraq, women—in particular those who are perceived to pose a challenge to...

MADRE Partner Condemned to Death by Jihadist Group

Posted on: Monday, February 26, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Iraq, Middle East

On February 26, 2007, Houzan Mahmoud, an international representative of MADRE's sister organization, the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq, received an e-mail signed by Ansar al-Islam, the notoriously brutal jihadist group based in Kurdistan/Iraq. ...

Iraqi Police Commit Rape; Armed, Trained, and Funded by the US

Posted on: Thursday, February 22, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Iraq, Middle East

A version of this article was published by TomPaine.com The international news media is flooded with images of a woman in a pink headscarf recounting a shattering experience of rape by members of the Iraqi National Police. Most of the...

Beyond the Surge: Demanding an End to Bush's War

Posted on: Thursday, January 11, 2007

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East

By Yifat Susskind, Communications Director Wednesday night, Bush the Decider announced his intention to throw gasoline on the inferno he ignited in Iraq. He will send in another 21,500 US soldiers, who will kill and injure many more Iraqis and...

The Iraq Debate: Looking for a Few Good Principles

Posted on: Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Keywords: Peace Building, Iraq, Middle East

With debate raging about what the US should do in Iraq, one thing is clear: nobody has a full solution to the horror that the US has unleashed. Yet, this week's release of the Iraq Study Group's (ISG) report offers...

War on Civilians: A MADRE Guide to the Middle East Crisis

Posted on: Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Keywords: Peace Building, Iraq, Middle East

As the crisis engulfing Gaza, Israel, and Lebanon continues into its second week, MADRE reiterates its call for the protection of civilians in the Middle East. On July 12, MADRE immediately condemned Hezbollah's rocket attacks on civilians in Israel, and...

"Honor Crimes"

Posted on: Monday, March 20, 2006

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Iraq, Middle East

A MADRE Position Paper Human rights abuses committed against women—most often by male relatives—in the name of "family honor" are called "honor crimes." They include battery, torture, mutilation, rape, forced marriage, imprisonment within the home, and even murder. These...

Misery in the Name of Democracy: The US Works Elections in Iraq, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, December 1, 2005

Keywords: Iraq, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East, Haiti

The Bush Administration is touting Iraq's December 15 election as a giant leap forward for freedom guaranteed to ignite fervor for democracy across the entire Middle East. But closer to home, the Administration has discovered that democracy has created a...

Iraq's Second-Class Citizens

Posted on: Thursday, August 18, 2005

Keywords: Iraq

This article was published by TomPaine.com. By Yifat Susskind, MADRE Associate Director This week’s constitutional crisis in Baghdad demonstrates again that the Bush administration’s drive to recreate the Middle East in its own image is producing theocracy, not democracy, in...

The View from Falluja

Posted on: Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East

The View from FallujaNovember 17, 2004From Yanar Mohammed, founder of MADRE’s sister organization, the Organization of Women’s Freedom in IraqNovember 17, 2004Air raids, bombing and all kinds of siege continue over the city, a result of which one fourth of...

One Year Later: Women's Human Rights in "Liberated" Iraq

Posted on: Thursday, April 1, 2004

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East

One Year Later: Women’s Human Rights in “Liberated” IraqBy Yifat Susskind, Associate DirectorSpring 2004“We will deliver the food and medicine you need. We will tear down the apparatus of terror and we will help you to build a new Iraq that...

US-Appointed Council Abolishes Rights of Iraqi Women: MADRE Supports International Campaign to Repeal Resolution 137

Posted on: Friday, January 30, 2004

Keywords: Iraq

January 30, 2004 - New York.  MADRE, an international women’s human rights organization, opposes the imposition of Islamic law on the people of Iraq by the US-appointed Iraqi Governing Council (IGC). Under IGC Resolution 137, issued on December 29, 2003,...

10 Reasons to Oppose US Militarization of Aid and Reconstruction in Iraq

Posted on: Sunday, April 13, 2003

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Peace Building

"We will deliver the food and medicine you need. We will tear down the apparatus of terror and we will help you to build a new Iraq that is prosperous and free." George Bush, televised address, 3/17/03. ...

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