By Guest presenter Laila Al Shaikhli. Iraqi women's rights activist Houzan Mahmoud.
Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009
Editor's Note: The following two-part film by Everywoman was released in 2007 and sent to us for publication by Axis of Logic correspondent, Nesreen Melek. Nesreen's essays and poetry tells us that if the plight of Iraqi women has changed since 2007, it has only been for the worse.
- Les Blough, Editor
A day in the life of Iraqi women Released 3rd March 2007 on Aljazeera
Laila Al Shaikhli
Coming up to four years since the start of the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, Everywoman explores the real issues facing women in Iraq today.
This Everywoman special – A day in the life of Iraqi women – is hosted by guest presenter Laila Al Shaikhli, herself an Iraqi.
With her to discuss the effects of the ongoing occupation on women's rights and their daily routines is Iraqi women's rights activist Houzan Mahmoud, the UK representative of the Organisation for Women's Freedom in Iraq. Houzan Mahmoud grew up in Iraqi-Kurdistan and has been standing up against the oppression of women under the occupation.
Iraqi women's rights activist Houzan Mahmoud
Everywoman went to Baghdad to meet the women whose lives have been affected by the invasion. Filming in Iraq today is a risk and Everywoman's special reporter had exclusive access to four women who were willing to share their stories with the rest of the world despite the dangers they may face if recognised.
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