Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Landmark women’s conference held in Kirkuk

The inaugural Northern Iraq Women’s Conference was held on a military base in Kirkuk, Iraq on April 20, News Blaze reported Sunday.

One-hundred women – both Iraqi and American professionals – participated. According to the article, issues discussed included, “juggling careers and family, domestic violence and other topics similar to both cultures.”

Maj. Naheda Ahmed, a commander of a Sulaimaniyah-based Peshmerga women’s Regiment, had this to say about the conference: “It is important to start a dialogue about women’s issues affecting women in Iraq with our American counterparts...we are their voices. It is our responsibility to inform as many people as possible so they can be heard. We all face the same problems and issues...only another woman can understand.”

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