Iraq’s Women See Victory in Constitution

Iraq’s women’s rights activists are satisfied for now with a 25-percent quota on female representation in the country’s temporary constitution. It’s less than they wanted, but still more than the representation of women in the U.S. Congress.

Women Call for Equal Representation in Iraq

Women represent one eighth of Iraq’s Governing Council until elections are held later this year. Activists there say without U.S. backed quotas for equal female representation in government, women’s rights are sure to be compromised.

Rape, Abductions on Rise in Baghdad

Amid surging crime in postwar Baghdad, sexual violence and abductions of women appear to be increasing. But with police stations focused on bombing threats, no one is counting the women being attacked or sold into prostitution.