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Women in Iraq: Past Meets Present

Noga Efrati


This book outlines the first social and political history of women in Iraq during the periods of British occupation and the British-backed Hashemite monarchy (1917–1958). It traces the harsh and long-lasting implications of British state building on Iraqi women, particularly their legal and political enshrinement as second-class citizens, and the struggle by women's rights activists to counter this precedent. The book concludes with a discussion of post-Saddam Iraq and the women's associations now claiming their place in government. Finding common threads between these two generations of women ... More

Keywords: Hashemite monarchy, Iraqi women, Iraqi government, TCCDR, pro-Western Iraq, efficient rule, gender equality, post-Saddam Iraq

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780231158145
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231158145.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Noga Efrati, author