OXFAM Survey: Iraqi Women in the grip of ‘silent emergency’

March 27, 2009 at 9:36 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Iraqi women in the grip of ‘silent emergency’ despite security gains, warns Oxfam

8 March 2009

A surge of state aid for women and their families, investment in basic services, urgently needed; 75 percent of widows interviewed not receiving pension.

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OXFORD, UK — Iraqi women are suffering a ‘silent emergency’, trapped in a downward spiral of poverty, desperation and personal insecurity despite an overall decrease in violence in the country, according to a survey of 1,700 women in Iraq released today by international aid agency Oxfam.

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Iraq’s War Widows face dire need with little aid

February 24, 2009 at 6:30 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Feb 23, 2009

BAGHDAD — Her twin sisters were killed trying to flee Falluja in 2004. Then her husband was killed by a car bomb in Baghdad just after she had become pregnant. When her own twins were 5 months old, one was killed by an explosive planted in a Baghdad market.

Now, Nacham Jaleel Kadim, 23, lives with her remaining daughter in a trailer park for war widows and their families in one of the poorest parts of Iraq’s capital.

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The War against Iraqi Women (continued)

January 21, 2009 at 12:07 pm | Posted in Turkmens | 1 Comment
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“In the Streets of Baghdad” 

A ‘liberated’ Iraqi widow with her child, begging in order to survive

Photo by: Mohammed Kelenchy

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