Saturday, November 28, 2015

Helping Endangered Women in Iraq

Yanar Mohammed could be living safely and quietly in Toronto.  That's the dream of so many refugees from Syria and Iraq.

But Yanar returned to Iraq to organize safe homes for women who flee honor killings, rape, forced marriage, and other evils.

Today in Iraq the 12th-century Shari'ah legal system is being enforced.

She notes that women's voices have been ignored by the UN Security Council in making decisions about Iraq.

“For me, the Islamist groups on the ground are like the Ku Klux Klan in the U.S., or the Nazis in Germany,” she said on the phone from Toronto this week.

Here are two websites related to her work:

Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq

Women on the Frontline

May her work be blessed and supported.

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