you read this, women in Iraq live in a Hell we have created.
Central Iraq, 91.8% of women
polled by Women for Women International
say that violence against women is increasing. 74.5%
of Iraqi women avoid leaving their homes. 63.2%
have regularly not sent their children to school. 65.3%
report that US security forces are only making security worse. One
woman who was interviewed commented, "They
gave us freedom and they took from us security…but if I have
to choose, I will choose safety and security."
cannot allow this to continue.
we gear up to honor International Women's Day on March 8, let us
remember the dire situation of our Iraqi sisters. Let us use our
voices to make their voices heard.
March 11, we will deliver a letter to every woman Member of Congress.
We will provide them with chilling information about the struggle
of Iraqi women living under occupation, and press them to take supportive
action in the next few weeks by voting to fund human needs, not
warfare, in Iraq, and legislate the return of all the troops and
add your name to our letter here. The letter will include
for Women International report on the status of Iraqi women.
We hope you will read it yourself to learn more about the tragic
circumstances they are living in.
you attend a local International Women's Day event, please
print these sign up sheets and encourage others to sign
on to our letter. Fax them to us for delivery on Monday, 310-827-4547.
can also honor International Women's Day by joining one of our regional
training camps this weekend. Click
here to find an inspiring day of community, creativity,
skills-building and inspiration in your area.
solidarity with women around the world,
Dana, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Liz,
Medea, Nancy and Rae
These training camps will also serve to get us ready
to mobilize for actions on the 5th anniversary of the war, March
18th and 19th. Click
here to find out how to join us to tell Washington we've
had Five Years Too Many of this devastating