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Iraq: Military Occupation, Terrorism and the Violation of Women's Rights
“Iraq: Military Occupation, Terrorism and the Violation of Women's Rights”
Wednesday March 22, 2006 7:00pm, Grand Hall, Meriter Retirement Community, 333 W. Main Street
“Imperial War, Political Islam and Women's Oppression in the Middle East”
Thursday March 23, 2006 7:00pm, rm 5120 Grainger Hall, 810 University Ave
Writings by Ms. Mahmoud can be found on the Selves and Others website.
Houzan Mahmoud is the UK Representative of the Organization for Women's Freedom in Iraq. She is a leading international voice on the oppression of Iraqi women both under the US/UK occupation and the growing influence of conservative Islamists. She has led numerous campaigns on behalf of women's and workers' rights in Iraq and has been a frequent contributor to The Independent and The Guardian, among other publications. Many of her articles have been translated into and published in French, Arabic, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Farsi, English, Finish, Swedish and German. She has also been interviewed by CNN, NBC, Sky News, BBC World Service, the Asian and African press, and numerous European, North American and Australian media outlets. Houzan has recently co-founded an initiative to end the occupation of Iraq and present a democratic, secular, egalitarian alternative through the Iraq Freedom Congress (IFC).