Women in Iraq face security crisis.
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Subject:||Abused women (Statistics)|
|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|
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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