Women in Iraq face security crisis.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Abused women (Statistics)
Pub Date: 06/01/2008
Publication: Name: Sister Namibia Publisher: Sister Namibia Audience: Academic; General Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Social sciences; Women's issues/gender studies Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 Sister Namibia ISSN: 1026-9126
Issue: Date: June, 2008 Source Volume: 20 Source Issue: 2
Topic: Event Code: 680 Labor Distribution by Employer
Organization: Organization: Women for Women International
Geographic: Geographic Scope: Iraq Geographic Code: 7IRAQ Iraq
Accession Number: 184550018
Full Text: In Central Iraq, more than 90% of women polled by Women for Women International say that violence against women is increasing. Nearly 75% of Iraqi women avoid leaving their homes. More than 60% have regularly not sent their children to school, and 65% report that US security forces are only making security worse. One woman who was interviewed commented, "They gave us freedom and they took from us security ... but if I have to choose, I will choose safety and security."

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