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  1. 1. About Me & the Women of Iraq<br />By: <br />Kayla E.<br />
  2. 2. About Me<br />My Name is Kayla. <br />I have one younger sister named Paige. <br />I just had a baby boy in December, and he looks just like his mama :D<br />I am a psychology major and have been attending MSUM for two years now. <br />I would like to go into helping either children, or helping people with addictions. <br />
  3. 3. Interesting Facts<br />I grew up in the town of Monroe which has the only limburger cheese factory in the US. <br />Our high school mascot was the cheese makers. <br />I was a cheerleader for my 6 seasons; 3 football and 3 wrestling. <br />I was able to graduate a semester early and move to college when I was 17. <br />
  4. 4. Interesting Facts<br />I love the color purple. <br />My favorite brand of socks is Hanes. <br />My biggest pet peeve is when people “ride your ass” in the lane next to you. Especially when you need to get over. <br />My worst fear is a dark bathroom it has to be the scariest room of the house! <br />I own a white and green toothbrush. <br />
  5. 5. Iraq Background<br />Iraq is located in the Middle East and has borders with six different countries. <br />Its terrain consists of mountains, deserts, and river valleys. <br />Their official religion is Islam. <br />Their official language is Arabic<br />Iraq is a male dominated country although women make up 65% of the total population. <br />
  6. 6. Religion & Iraqi Women<br />There is no division or state and religion in Iraq <br />The women live with the oppressions of religion<br />Forced to marry a stranger<br />Wear certain clothing <br />Also must give up their education <br />The women are forced to wear a hijad which is a loose cloth topped by a scarf. It much be worn around the head and under the chin. <br />
  7. 7. Women of Iraq<br />Women hold no power or status in Iraq <br />Women are not allowed to own property<br />They also inherit less than half of what a man would<br />These women are kidnapped, beaten , raped and harassed. <br />These women claim their rights have been limited due to all of the wars that have taken place in Iraq.<br />
  8. 8. Statistics of Iraqi Women<br />24 % of women are illiterate compared to the 11 % of men <br />82% of women are not participants in the work force<br />1/5 married women have been subjected to physical violence where 1/3 have been subjected to emotional violence<br />
  9. 9. Sources<br />http://www.unis.unvienna.org/pdf/factsheets/Iraqi_Women_Facts.pdf <br />http://www.womenforwomen.org/global-initiatives-helping-women/help-women-iraq.php<br />

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