Iraq’s Forgotten Women

April 30, 2010 at 1:23 am Leave a comment

A recent article by Zainab Salbi on NPR describes the women of Iraq as a bellwether for the overall welfare of Iraqis:

“There is a saying in Iraq that those who have seen death are content with a fever. Iraqis, and particularly Iraqi women, have seen death in the past seven years. But Iraqis cannot afford the fever unless we start paying attention to what is really happening to women, to their access to tangible and sustainable economic resources and security, and to addressing these problems, not as a politically correct story, but as a true and a significant indicator of the direction of a nation. Strong women do lead to strong nations. Can Iraq, and the US for that matter, pay attention to that?”

Foreign Policy: Iraq’s Forgotten Women by Zainab Salbi
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124687123

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