Iraqi Women Speak Out
DescriptionIn March 2006, code Pink invited eight Iraqi women to the U.S. to speak about their experiences under U.S. invasion and occupation. Two of the women had their entire families killed by U.S. troops. They were denied visas on the grounds they did not have sufficient family to guarantee they would return to Iraq. The six Iraqi women who were given visas, doctors, engineers, professors and journalists, traveled separately to dozens of cities throughout the U.S., speaking with community groups, churches, veterans, and families of active duty GIs. They asked Americans to end the occupation and bring all the troops home immediately. Upon their return to Iraq they faced death threats, lost their jobs and some were forced into exile.
KeywordsMiddle Eastern Studies, Women, Iraq War, War