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International - Event Notice
Thursday January 01 1970
Promising Democracy, Imposing Theocracy: Gender-Based Violence and the US War on Iraq
gender and sexuality |
Sunday March 04, 2007 16:13 by Irene Schneeweis - MADRE, An International Women’s Human Rights Organization media at madre dot org (212) 627-0444
Report Release: Press Conference and Panel Discussion
The following event has been organized as part of the 51st United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
It is co-sponsored by MADRE and the Arms Trade Resource Center, a project of the World Policy Institute.
All media are invited to attend.
Yifat Susskind, author of Promising Democracy, Imposing Theocracy: Gender-Based Violence and the US War on Iraq, will join Houzan Mahmoud, of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq, to introduce a groundbreaking report on the incidence, causes, and legalization of gender-based violence in Iraq since the US-led invasion. Ms. Mahmoud, who received a death threat this week from the notoriously brutal jihadist group Ansar al-Islam, will address the real-life impact of a campaign of terror and violence against women carried out by Islamists throughout Iraq. Ms. Mahmoud is in New York for one day only.
PANEL DISCUSSION: “Confronting Gender-Based Violence in Iraq”
Amidst the chaos and violence of US-occupied Iraq, women—in particular those who are perceived to pose a challenge to the political project of their attackers—have increasingly been targeted because they are women. Today, they are subjected to unprecedented levels of assault in the public sphere, “honor killings,” torture in detention, and other forms of gender-based violence. Panelists will contextualize and elaborate upon these and other issues addressed in the report, including the use of gender-based violence by Islamists seeking to establish a theocratic state, and by the US in its efforts to appease Islamists and enforce its occupation. Speakers will reveal how a re-telling of the Iraq war from the perspective of Iraqi women illuminates the strong links between women's human rights and democratic rights in general and the Bush Administration's clear contempt for both.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 6 / 2:00-2:30 (press conference); 2:30-3:45 (panel discussion)
WHERE: United Nations Church Center (44th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues), 10th Floor
Yifat Susskind, MADRE Communications Director and author of the report
Houzan Mahmoud, International Representative of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (a MADRE partner organization)
Frida Berrigan, Senior Research Associate, Arms Trade Resource Center, a project of the World Policy Institute
Jennifer Green, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights