RIGHTS GROUP LASHES U.S. ON STATUS OF IRAQ WOMEN

“Contrary to its rhetoric and its international legal obligations, the Bush Administration has refused to protect women’s rights in Iraq,” she writes in the report. “In fact, it has decisively traded women’s rights for cooperation from the Islamists it has empowered.”

Susskind pointed to the recent allegations of rape against Iraqi security forces as recent examples of U.S. involvement in Iraq that has given rise to violence against women. read more

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