Women In Iraq Chelsea, Sarah, Connie, and Julia
 
Sunni Women (Then) <ul><li>Could not pray at mosques only at home </li></ul><ul><li>Could not mix with unmarried or unrela...
Sunni Women (Now) <ul><li>Many Women Cover their face (except on Hajj) </li></ul><ul><li>Key in election to extend freedom...
Kurd Women (Then) <ul><li>Brightly colored clothing, quite covered though, did not veil </li></ul><ul><li>(1597)sharafnama...
Kurd Women (Now) <ul><li>“  We want to teach girls not to kill themselves.” </li></ul><ul><li>Women are treated like prope...
Shiite Women (Then) <ul><li>Discriminated against </li></ul><ul><li>Not respected by men </li></ul>
Shiite Women (Now) <ul><li>Lots of progress </li></ul><ul><li>Religious education classes being held </li></ul><ul><li>Bec...
Future for Iraqi Women <ul><li>The future of women in Iraq has come down to whether to keep tradition or bring in the new....
Iraqi vs. American Women’s Rights <ul><li>-Educated but  Affirmative Action and  </li></ul><ul><li>Gender equal rights </l...
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Women In Iraq

  1. 1. Women In Iraq Chelsea, Sarah, Connie, and Julia
  2. 3. Sunni Women (Then) <ul><li>Could not pray at mosques only at home </li></ul><ul><li>Could not mix with unmarried or unrelated men in public </li></ul><ul><li>Could only work if job did not interfere with Islam Law </li></ul>
  3. 4. Sunni Women (Now) <ul><li>Many Women Cover their face (except on Hajj) </li></ul><ul><li>Key in election to extend freedom and democracy </li></ul><ul><li>Women now in politics </li></ul>
  4. 5. Kurd Women (Then) <ul><li>Brightly colored clothing, quite covered though, did not veil </li></ul><ul><li>(1597)sharafnama mentions 3 women assuming power </li></ul><ul><li>Participated in social activities like work, dance, and singing with men. </li></ul><ul><li>(1913) free association with males, female rulers. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Kurd Women (Now) <ul><li>“ We want to teach girls not to kill themselves.” </li></ul><ul><li>Women are treated like property </li></ul><ul><li>Beatings, pouring acid on faces, shaving heads, and “honor” killings </li></ul><ul><li>Many women trying to speak out, starting watches like KWRW (kurdish women rights watch) </li></ul>
  6. 7. Shiite Women (Then) <ul><li>Discriminated against </li></ul><ul><li>Not respected by men </li></ul>
  7. 8. Shiite Women (Now) <ul><li>Lots of progress </li></ul><ul><li>Religious education classes being held </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming more vicious </li></ul>
  8. 9. Future for Iraqi Women <ul><li>The future of women in Iraq has come down to whether to keep tradition or bring in the new. </li></ul><ul><li>-should rules written over 1,400 years ago still apply OR should new laws be written? </li></ul>
  9. 10. Iraqi vs. American Women’s Rights <ul><li>-Educated but Affirmative Action and </li></ul><ul><li>Gender equal rights </li></ul><ul><li>Discrimination for jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Possibility of Jail time </li></ul><ul><li>Public beheading </li></ul><ul><li>for prostitution </li></ul><ul><li>-Honour Killings tolerated Jail time </li></ul>

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