Womens Issues In Iraq Ash Sharq Al

Women’s Issues in Iraq

Ash-Sharq al-Awsat reports that Safiya al-Suhail, the shaykha or female tribal leader of the Banu Tamim tribe, has been appointed Iraqi ambassador to Egypt, and that Egypt has accepted her credentials.

On Monday the first national women’s conference in the new Iraq was held, with panels on security issues and women, among other subjects. I could not find anything in the Western press about either of these items, which seem to me significant.