The Resource Women in Iraq: Background and Issues for U.S. Policy

Women in Iraq: Background and Issues for U.S. Policy

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Women in Iraq: Background and Issues for U.S. Policy
Title
Women in Iraq: Background and Issues for U.S. Policy
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The issue of women's rights in Iraq has taken on new relevance, following the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, efforts to reconstruct Iraq, and recent elections for a Transitional National Assembly (TNA). Over the past three years, the Bush Administration has reiterated its interest in ensuring that Iraqi women participate in politics and ongoing reconstruction efforts in Iraq. There has also been a widening debate regarding the extent to which the U.S.-led reconstruction efforts have been able to enhance women's rights in Iraq and encourage their participation in Iraq's governing institutions. According to some observers, political uncertainty, conservative Iraqi culture, and an increase in popular religious activism, has called into question the future involvement of Iraqi women ill nation-building and their role ill public life. Also, Iraqis, in general, and Iraqi women, in particular, have complained that the volatile security situation and continuing insurgency have contributed to a deterioration in their status. Others note that Iraqi women are making inroads into the political process, citing the example of the January 30, 2005 national election, which resulted in Iraqi women gaining 87 out of 275 seats in the TNA. While Iraqi women captured 31% of Assembly seats, a primary challenge will be the drafting of a new permanent construction, which some feel must institutionalize the rights of women as equal citizens in the state of Iraq. Another challenge Iraqi policymakers face is how to best ensure Iraqi women are represented in traditionally male-dominated areas such as the judiciary, state ministries, and local government
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no index present
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non fiction
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http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pina, Aaron D
  • LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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  • Iraq
  • Political science
  • Local government
  • Women
  • Uncertainty
  • Economics
  • Islam
  • Political parties
  • Insurgency
  • Elections
  • Seats
  • Culture
  • Security
  • Volatility
  • Transitions
  • Assembly
  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
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Women in Iraq: Background and Issues for U.S. Policy
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Publication
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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1 online resource (21 pages.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1076781933
  • (OCoLC)on1076781933
Label
Women in Iraq: Background and Issues for U.S. Policy
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (21 pages.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1076781933
  • (OCoLC)on1076781933

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