Women’s Organizing and the Conflict in Iraq since 2003

Authored by: Nadje Al-Ali and Nicola Pratt

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Transitional Justice
Country: Iraq
Region: Middle East and North Africa
Year: 2008
Citation: Al-Ali, Nadje and Nicola Pratt. "Women's Organizing and the Conflict in Iraq since 2003." The Feminist Review 88 (2008): 74-85.

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In this article, the authors examine the development of the women’s movement in Iraq since 2003. The authors describe the types of activities and the strategies of different women activists, as well as highlight the main divisions. The article also discusses the various ways in which the ongoing conflict in Iraq has shaped women’s activism and the object of their struggles. Finally, the authors attempt to evaluate women’s activism in terms of its contributions to national reconciliation.