“The lives of women” — as well as those of non-Muslims “in Iraqi society have worsened dramatically since the US-led invasion of March 2003, amid a general break down in law and order and the rise of conservative Islamist militias.”
“Women’s rights champion murdered,” from AFP, with thanks to Morgaan Sinclair and PRCS:
GUNMEN broke into the house of an Iraqi women’s rights campaigner and shot her dead in front of her three children.
Human rights activists say the lives of women in Iraqi society have worsened dramatically since the US-led invasion of March 2003, amid a general break down in law and order and the rise of conservative Islamist militias.
Captain Imad Khudhir of the Kirkuk police said 38-year-old Halima Ahmed Hussein al-Juburi was killed late yesterday by 10 unidentified attackers who broke into her home in the northern town of Hawijah.
“We do not know the motive behind the crime,” he said.
…Professional women and rights campaigners are often targeted by conservative Islamist groups who adhere to a strictly traditional view of women’s role in society and use violence to drive women out of public life.