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Iraqi Women's British Speaking Tour

Womens Solidarity for an Independent and Unified Iraq | 19.01.2009 12:14 | Anti-militarism | Gender | Iraq | Birmingham | World

A chance for people to learn about the role which women are taking against Iraqs occupation. Men and Women Welcome!

Hanaa Ibrahim, founder of Women's Will Association, an Iraqi womens NGO, which is based in both Iraq and Syria, and editor of Minds, a monthly women publication, will be on a one off speaking tour of London between 21st Jan – 15th Feb.

Hanaa Ibrahim who continues to work in Iraq despite all threats, will present a first hand testimony on the plight of Iraqi women under occupation. Despite the destruction, violence and human rights abuses that Iraqi women face on a daily basis, Hanaa will tell us about their acts of courage and various levels of resistance despite the hardships personal threats they are facing.

On the US/UK war on Iraq Hanaa Ibrahim says: “How absurd when the US led forces invade Iraq, devastate the fragile infrastructure, destroy our cities, loot our public buildings and dismantle all government’s institutions in the name of democracy and human rights. Even more absurd when all is done in the name of women’s rights!”

Hanaa Ibrahim’s visit is sponsored by Global Women Strike (GWS), Christian Peacemaker Teams(CPT), International Action for Iraqi Refugees (IAIR), Women Solidarity for an Independent & Unified Iraq (WSIUI) and Iraqi Solidarity News (Al-Thawra).

Ms Ibrahim will be available for interviews and for meetings.

For more information on meetings or to arrange a media interview with Hanaa please call: 07989861380

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List of speaking events for Hanaa

22nd Jan 2009 - CPT, 18:30 Peacemaking and Anger St. Ethelburga’s, 78, Bishopsgate, LONDON, EC2N 4AG, for info: tel: 020 7496 1610

24th Jan 2009 - CPT, 0930-16:00 A Seminar on Realities and Risks of Peacemaking, London Mennonite Centre, 14 Shepherds Hill, LONDON, N6 5AQ

23 Jan local meeting - meeting activists in Bromley.

27th Jan 2009 - WSIUI - 18:30 Women Under Occupation from Baghdad to Gaza, Indian YMCA, Fitroy Square, London W1T 6AQ.Tel 07989861380

31st Jan The Struggle against Sexism and Racism Conference GWS- 09:30-17:30, Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London W1 5AJ

7th Feb Invest in Caring not Killing Conference GWS- 09:30-17:30, Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London W1 5AJ

12th Feb 2009 Iraq Occupation Focus - a guest at their monthly meeting 19:30 Indian YMCA, Fitroy Square, London W1T 6AQ.

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