Friday, February 6, 2009

Women in Iraq

From CNN:
"Four thousand women are running for office in Iraq's provincial elections Saturday, and many of them will be guaranteed seats under an electoral quota system.

Regardless of the votes their candidates receive, parties are required to give every third seat to a woman, according to a report this week from the International Crisis Group.

Al-Mamuri said she believes Saturday's vote can help women improve their position in society."




1 comment:

Ms. Lucy said...

This is fantastic news!!