TADHAMUN تـضـامـن

Tadhamun (solidarity) is an Iraqi women organization, standing by Iraqi women's struggle against sectarian politics in Iraq. Fighting for equal citizenship across ethnicities and religions, for human rights, and gender equality.

جمعية تضامن تدعم المساواة في المواطنة بغض النظر عن الأنتماء الأثني أو الديني وتسعى من أجل العدالة الأجتماعية و حماية حقوق الأنسان في العراق

Monday, July 2, 2007

Urgent Appeal:Iraq Needs Help

Due to the disastrous situation in Iraq and due to the humanitarian catastrophe, above all affecting the civilian population and especially Iraqi children, we, the editors of Zeit-Fragen, would like to urgently propose to all Swiss hospitals and to hospitals in other countries to provide emergency relief. As an immediate measure every hospital could make room and medical care available for at least one child with a close relative, at best the mother.
With this appeal for immediate help we would also like to address all schools in our country and in other European countries (especially in Germany and Austria), to admit one Iraqi youth. Traumatized by the long-lasting war and often deprived of their father or of both parents, these youths would be greatly aided by a willing reception on the part of a school community or a group of classmates in a host country. Not only would this measure save lives, but it would enable young Iraqi students to continue their education, and would also represent a contribution to their country’s future. For the pupils and teachers of the receiving school it would be an opportunity to provide spontaneous help for a fellow student from a threatened country, something that would enrich their lives, strengthen them in their human commitment and also
create solidarity between the two countries. It is human nature to help others in need. Particularly in Switzerland, a neutral state with a humanitarian tradition, it must become a matter of national concern to take action in this manner. The same would apply to Germany and Austria.
Hans-Christof Graf von Sponeck (former Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations) and medical doctor Eva-Maria Hobiger (Gesellschaft für Österreichisch-Arabische Beziehungen GÖAB – Society for Austrian-Arab Relations), are in touch with Iraqi groups inside and outside the country and have declared their readiness to assist making contact. Current Concerns is in close contact with Iraqi medical doctors inside and outside the country.
We are presently endeavouring to establish a recognized trusteeship, i.e. an experienced and reliable mediator in Switzerland, to organize this aid. We urge all our readers to support us in this specific matter. As soon as an adequate structure is created, it will be advertised on our website and in the next edition of Current Concerns.
Specifi c suggestions can be presented to the editors of Current Concerns,
phone +41 44 35065 50,
or via email to: CurrentConcerns@zeit-fragen.ch
Thank you very much for your assistance!

Petition sign and circulate:

Release Iraqi women hostages, victims of terrorism themselves

بعيدا عن الوطن؛ حراك التضامن مع الوطن فنا، شعرا وكتابةً
Away from Home; Memory, Art and women solidarity: you are invited to an evening of poetry and music 22/3/2017 18:30 at P21 Gallery London click here for more details
Public meeting at The Bolivar Hall, London Sat.14/5/2016 at 15:00 IDPs : Fragmentation of Cultural and National Identity


Protest the suffering of Iraqi Christians: No to terrorism No to state terrorism.Hands off our minorities. Hands off our people. Shame on the human rights violators on all sides. Assemble 11:30 on 28/7/14 near Parliament Square, near Westminister tube station London. For more past events click here


Useful links

Halt All Executions! Abolish The Death Penalty!

We women of Tadhamun condemn the persisting practice of arbitrary arrests by the Iraqi security forces. We condemn their arrests of women in lieu of their men folk. These are 'inherited' practices. We are alarmed by credible media reports of the Green Zone government’s intentions of executing hundreds of Iraqi men and women.

For more info click here

Professor Zaineb Al Bahrani of Columbia University NY speaking at a our meeting on the destruction/damage to historical sites in Iraq

On youtube: Part1
Part 3
One more video:

Human Rights Watch: No woman is Safe


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Samarra Minrate built in 852 AD

Samarra Minrate built in 852 AD
Building of 1 500 massive police station !
From the angle of the photo, it is possible to calculate that the complex is being built at E 396388 N 3785995 (UTM Zone 38 North) or Lat. 34.209760° Long. 43.875325°, to the west of the Malwiya (Spiral Minaret), and behind the Spiral Cafe.
While the point itself may not have more than Abbasid houses under the ground, it is adjacent to the palace of Sur Isa, the remains of which can be seen in the photo. While the initial construction might or might not touch the palace, accompanying activities will certainly spread over it.Sur Isa can be identified with the palace of al-Burj, built by the
Abbasid Caliph al-Mutawakkil, probably in 852-3 (Northedge, Historical Topography of Samarra, pp 125-127, 240). The palace is said to have cost 33 million dirhams, and was luxurious. Details are given by al-Shabushti, Kitab al-Diyarat.
Samarra was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO at the end of June. The barracks could easily have been built elsewhere, off the archaeological site.--
Alastair Northedge Professeur d'Art et d'Archeologie Islamiques UFR d'Art et d'Archeologie
Universite de Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne) 3, rue Michelet, 75006 Paris
tel. 01 53 73 71 08 telecopie : 01 53 73 71 13 Email :
Alastair.Northedge@univ-paris1.fr ou anorthedge@wanadoo.fr