Reform: Women Expand Their Horizons

November 2007
Foreign Affairs;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 86 Issue 6, special section 1 p11
The article, part of a special advertising section on Iraqi Kurdistan, reports on the progressive social policies adopted by the Kurdish regional government. In recognition of the need for human rights protections as a precondition of much foreign government aid and investment, the region is promoting itself as a place with a modern civil society, an independent judiciary, a good education system, and equal rights for women. The condition of women is discussed in particular, including the proportion of women government officials and laws punishing violence against women.


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