Women’s Rights in Iraq

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Speaking of rolling back women’s rights, a while back I stumbled across a draft version of the new Iraqi constitution that somewhat liberal on women’s rights. But today the New York Times has gotten their hands on yet another draft version that seems to be much, much more restrictive. And equally disconcerting is this: “[T]wo Sunni Arabs involved in writing the constitution were fatally shot near a Baghdad restaurant, threatening to throw the drafting process into turmoil.”

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