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Gender Justice and Women's Rights in Iraq

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This book includes Translated excerpts from "GENDER JUSTICE AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN IRAQ", Including materials from the Gender Justice in Iraq Conference,Held in Amman, Jordan, 11-14 Nov 2005. The conference was organized by the International Human Rights Law Institute at DePaul University College of Law, in Cooperation with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.

The project’s goal was to bring together women’s rights experts from Iraq and the other Arab countries to originate recommendations on constitutional amendments, legislation, and policies needed to promotegender justice in Iraq. In pursuit of this goal, the project published a book in Arabic and Kurdish for distribution in Iraq and the Arab world that contains papers written by participants and project conclusions and recommendations. 

The agenda covered the situation of women’s rights in Iraq and the Arab world, best practices for women’s rights advocacy in the Arab world, and the Iraqi constitution. In working groups, participants developed recommendations on priority constitutional amendments, legislation, and policies for Iraq, as well as strategies for securingneeded reforms.


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International Human Rights Law Institute, DePaul University - College of Law