Responding to the New York Times on Environmental Poisoning in Iraq
Posted on: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Keywords: Middle East, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights, Environmental Justice, Water Rights
There is another connection we must make. In both Iraqi communities grappling with the toxic legacy of war and US communities where veterans have fallen sick, it's women who take on the lion’s share of care work.
When a child is born with a birth defect, her mother tends to her needs. When a family member is struck with cancer, women nurse them as best they can. This is a tie that binds both Iraqi women and US women.
We endorse the Right to Heal campaign
to hold the US accountable for the suffering this war unleashed. Women caretakers are daily witnesses to this pain, and their voices drive our demands for justice.
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