Women in Iraq: beyond the rhetoric

Nicola Pratt, Nadje Al-Ali

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    In the Iraq of the Bush administration's imagination, women were to help "give birth to freedom" in the neo-liberal post-Saddam order. But three years after the US-led invasion, and despite vigorous women's activism, Iraqi women have been disempowered - reduced to instruments of political agendas and symbols of communal difference.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)18-23
    Number of pages6
    JournalMiddle East Report
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006


    • gender issue
    • neoliberalism
    • political participation
    • womens status
    • Asia
    • Eurasia
    • Iraq
    • Middle East
    • North America
    • United States

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