Post-war Iraq leaving women in same or worse shape than start of conflict

15 Sep


By Kim Harris
shades Magazine

It has been two weeks since President Barack Obama announced an end to the war in Iraq and whether or not the unrest continues, Americans and Iraqis now have the unpleasant responsibility of picking up the pieces and acknowledging the damage of the seven-year war.

Among the wreckage, a particularly overlooked demographic of women – those over 30 and unmarried – have been left socially sidelined by the missed opportunities for marriage during war-time. For an Iraqi woman, it is typical to be married by her late teens or early 20’s.

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