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Sept. 9, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Miad Jubouri, an Iraqi mother of five who joined the ranks of the Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State (IS), has been participating in the battle as part of the Lions of the Tigris faction for the past two years. In a patriotic and conservative Iraqi society, Jubouri’s fight alongside the male-dominated Iraqi security forces has caught the attention of both the community and the media" (para 1).
Sept. 9, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"Women in northern areas occupied by IS were captured by this extremist group and transported to Raqqa, which IS considers as the capital of its caliphate, where Yazidi women were sexually exploited in the most heinous of ways" (para 7). "'The UN stands in solidarity with women who have fallen victim to IS’ crimes, and we insist on holding the group accountable for the horrible crimes it has committed'" (para 8).
Sept. 9, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: EWCMS-PRACTICE-1

"While Jubouri's participation on the battlefield is striking due to the conservative nature of Iraqi society, this phenomenon is on the rise. The number of women who have joined the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have increased, totaling roughly 3,000 women. In this context, Fatima Sultani, a PMU trainee, told Al-Monitor that women in the PMU provide 'service, media and medical assistance,' in reference to women’s roles in the security forces being mostly limited to logistical support. A report issued on June 28, 2014, on Kurdish female peshmerga fighters who battled IS in Taza Khormato town and Bashir village, near the northern city of Kirkuk, highlights the participation of Kurdish and ...more
Sept. 9, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-1

"Miad Jubouri, an Iraqi mother of five who joined the ranks of the Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State (IS), has been participating in the battle as part of the Lions of the Tigris faction for the past two years. In a patriotic and conservative Iraqi society, Jubouri’s fight alongside the male-dominated Iraqi security forces has caught the attention of both the community and the media" (para 1). "Generally speaking, Iraqi women are fighting in the ranks of official organizations, under military command, which makes their mission noble. They are fighting to defend their country, not for personal revenge or terrorist motives, as is the case of women recruited by ...more
Sept. 9, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"The number of women who have joined the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have increased, totaling roughly 3,000 women" (para 2).
Sept. 9, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-3

"Such concerns also reveal the motives behind making some 500 Kurdish women undergo intensive training in the northern city of Sulaimaniyah in August 2014, in preparation for any future battles. In addition, women’s participation in the fight against IS is a response to the group’s ability to recruit women and use them in its fights, media events and for logistical support, even though IS’ extremist ideologies state that women should be housewives and mothers. In addition, IS considers 9-year-old girls to be of 'legal age' to marry IS fighters. IS uses women in 'sexual jihad' as a means to attract new members, given how this is legitimate from a religious ...more
Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

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Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

1.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 30, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: LO-LAW-1

“Women in Iraq have the legal rights to access land and property other than land. They may also enter into financial contracts and have access to bank loans and other forms of credit…” (149)
Aug. 29, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Article 23 of the 2005 constitution guarantees the protection of private property without distinction based on gender, stating that the owner "shall have the right to benefit, exploit and dispose" of it within the limits of the law. Consequently, Iraqi women are legally permitted to buy and hold property under their own names, although due to the current social and political situation, fewer women are able to exercise that right...They can open bank accounts in their name and receive bank loans or mortgages without the involvement of their husbands or male relatives. In practice, however, women are socially obligated to give up some or all of their income to help ...more
Aug. 29, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

“They may also enter into financial contracts and have access to bank loans and other forms of credit although various reports indicate the number of female land and property owners is relatively low due to social and cultural norms” (149)
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

4.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-4

10.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: MARR-SCALE-3

8.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: MARR-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ATC-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: CONST-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ATC-SCALE-2

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