Wednesday, July 20, 2005

What We Need to Know Today- addendum

Missed a big one this morning.

The NY Times is reporting that the drafting of the new Iraqi Constitution is rolling back women's rights. So let me understand this clearly. We went to war to make things better for the Iraqi people and now that they have a new government things will be worse for women?

Some information from the story:
"A working draft of Iraq's new constitution would cede a strong role to Islamic law and could sharply curb women's rights, particularly in personal matters like divorce and family inheritance."

"The document's writers are also debating whether to drop or phase out a measure enshrined in the interim constitution, co-written last year by the Americans, requiring that women make up at least a quarter of the parliament."


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