Women in Iraq: The Gender Impact of International Sanctions

TitleWomen in Iraq: The Gender Impact of International Sanctions
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsAl-Jawaheri, Yasmin Husein
Number of Pages228
PublisherLynne Riener Publishers
CityBoulder, CO

In this book, Yasmin Husein Al-Jawaheri argues that the explosion of violence against Iraqi women since the removal of Saddam Hussein should not have taken people by surprise. The deterioration of gender relations was in fact, as she vividly demonstrates, a direct result of a decade of international economic sanctions. Al-Jawaheri explores the gender-related impact of those sanctions in the areas of employment, education, family relations, and domestic responsibilities. Also focusing on how the 2003 invasion and subsequent upsurge in sectarianism have intensified the problem, she assesses the prospects for women's rights in Iraq. [WorldCat.]

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