Iraqi Feminists: Iraqi Womens Rights Activists, Yanar Mohammed, Naziha Al-Dulaimi, Zainab Salbi, Safia Taleb Ali Al-Suhail, Maysoon Al-Damluji Books LLC

ISBN: 9781157857563

Published: June 10th 2010

Paperback

44 pages


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Iraqi Feminists: Iraqi Womens Rights Activists, Yanar Mohammed, Naziha Al-Dulaimi, Zainab Salbi, Safia Taleb Ali Al-Suhail, Maysoon Al-Damluji  by  Books LLC

Iraqi Feminists: Iraqi Womens Rights Activists, Yanar Mohammed, Naziha Al-Dulaimi, Zainab Salbi, Safia Taleb Ali Al-Suhail, Maysoon Al-Damluji by Books LLC
June 10th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 44 pages | ISBN: 9781157857563 | 9.52 Mb

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Iraqi Womens Rights Activists, Yanar Mohammed, NazihaMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Iraqi Womens Rights Activists, Yanar Mohammed, Naziha Al-Dulaimi, Zainab Salbi, Safia Taleb Ali Al-Suhail, Maysoon Al-Damluji, Rachel Wahba, Nadje Sadig Al-Ali, Houzan Mahmoud, Nahla Hussain Al-Shaly, Sondul Chapouk.

Excerpt: Yanar Mohammed (born 1960) is a prominent Iraqi feminist who was born in Baghdad. She is a co-founder and the director of the Organization of Womens Freedom in Iraq, and serves as the editor of the newspaper Al-Mousawat (Equality).

She is one of the most prominent womens rights campaigners in Iraq, and received the Gruber Foundation Womens Rights Prize in 2008 Yanar Mohammed was born in Baghdad, Iraq. She was raised and lived in the city within a strongly Muslim family, and it is within this family that Yanar was first exposed to the Islamic customs that she would campaign against in later life. Yunar notes that her grandfather was a respectable man in the community, who prayed five times a day, gave money to the poor, was a good judge among his community to solve disputes, and definitely deserved the honorary title of Mullah because of all his pious and devout work and also because of his extensive religious knowledge.

Despite all this, Yanar explains, her grandfather married his ex-wifes fourteen year old younger sister and in the process was content to rape, horrify and torture the innocence of a girl, a kid in her early teenage life Yunar claims that it was these discussions with her grandmother on this forced union that first spurred her to take up the cause of womens rights. Yanar attended Baghdad University from the age of 21, graduating in 1984 with a Bachelors degree in Architecture. Little is known of her life between this period and her leaving Iraq, but references have been made to her career as bein...

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