Threat to women’s rights in Iraq July 20, 2005Posted by Winter in war.
I picked up this story from DEDSpace. The draft of the new constitution threatens women’s rights in Iraq. If it goes through it could put Shiite women under Islamic Shariah law, which has been interpreted in pretty oppressive ways in some middle eastern countries. This could be a serious backward step for women in Iraq who have long enjoyed relatively good rights. It seems darkly ironic when Blair and Bush made such a big deal about freeing the women of Afghanistan from the Taliban. Of course things aren’t getting much better for them there either.