Making Contact

Making Contact – What Kind of Liberation? Women and Iraq

In the run-up to the war in Iraq, a lot of attention was given to the plight of Iraqi women.  The constant drumbeat from the Bush administration was that U.S. interest in Iraq was liberation with women's rights as a top priority. What went largely unreported is that Iraqi women activists have been organizing ­ for the last 50 years. So what was life like for women before the invasion?  AndŠwhat's it like now? On this edition, we hear from author and activist, Nadje
Al-Ali who talks about the reality of women's lives in Iraq.

Featuring:  Nadje Al-Ali is the co-author of a new book entitled, "What Kind of Liberation? Women and the Occupation of Iraq." She is also the director at the University of London, Department of Gender Studies Center at SOAS.

 

 

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