MADRE Statements

Resources on the Provincial Elections in Iraq

Posted on: Friday, January 30, 2009

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Human Rights Advocacy

On Saturday, January 31, Iraq will hold its first elections since 2005, also marking the first time that provincial councils will guarantee seats for female candidates.


MADRE Resources:

MEDIA ADVISORY: Quotas in Upcoming Elections in Iraq to Place Women in Local Government Positions (January 29, 2009)

MADRE Articles on Iraq

Other Resources

Iraqi Women Vie for Votes and Taste of Power, New York Times (January 28, 2009)

Iraq's Election: What to Watch For, The Nation (January 28, 2009)

Will Iraq's New Quota System Give Women More Political Power?, AlterNet (January 24, 2009)

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