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, August 6, 2007

Draft UN resolution fails to address human rights and humanitarian crisis

Amnesty International today expressed deep concern that a draft resolution before the Security Council to expand the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) fails to acknowledge and address meaningfully the grave human rights and humanitarian situation in the country that have rightly been highlighted by the most senior UN officials. In June, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasized the growing number of detainees resulting from intensified security operations and the UN's chief humanitarian official has stressed that Iraq is now witness to the largest population displacement in recent history in the Middle East. "The draft resolution is completely silent on the gross human rights abuses taking place on a daily basis in Iraq, and on the deepening humanitarian crisis in the country," said Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International. "The Security Council must strengthen the current text to express its deep concern about continuing grave human rights abuses and their dire humanitarian consequences," said Irene Khan. "The Security Council must take account of the sectarian and other killings of civilians by both armed groups and government forces, the continuing detention of thousands of Iraqis without charge or trial by the US-led Multinational Force and Iraqi security forces, the widespread reports of torture, the sharp rise in the use of the death penalty and other gross abuses." "The least the Security Council can do is to call on all parties concerned to halt and prevent further human rights abuses, to protect civilians including internally displaced persons and other vulnerable groups, and to put an end to impunity. We call on the Security Council to strengthen UNAMI's mandate and resources to monitor, promote and protect human rights. The vague and inadequate human rights provisions in the current draft must be substantially revised to give UNAMI a clear mandate to monitor, analyze, help protect and publicly report on human rights in Iraq," said Irene Khan. "The Security Council must also address the Iraqi refugee crisis, including the urgent need to provide humanitarian assistance to the more than two million internally displaced persons," said Amnesty International's Secretary General. Background The mandate of UNAMI is due to expire on 9 August 2007 and the Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would expand the mandate of the UN mission for Iraq to help promote national dialogue and reconciliation, support constitutional review and facilitate regional dialogue on security and refugees. The draft is silent about the current human rights and humanitarian situation and the need to protect civilians, and includes a proposed UNAMI mandate to assist in the orderly return of refugees and displaced persons, rather than assisting in their protection. It also includes a vaguely worded mandate, using the same language as that already provided in Security Council resolution 1546 , "to promote the protection of human rights and judicial and legal reform in order to strengthen the rule of law in Iraq." In his last report to the Security Council on Iraq in June 2007 (S/2007/330), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon identified "pressing human rights concerns in Iraq," including increased numbers of detainees and security internees as a result of increased security operations. Some of this increase is believed due to the deployment of additional US troops in the Baghdad area as part of a military "surge" into areas seen as sectarian strongholds. John Holmes, the UN's Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, now describes Iraq as one of the world's "largest and fastest-growing humanitarian crises," with the largest population displacement in recent history of the Middle East: one out of seven Iraqis have fled their homes. Amnesty International warned of a new humanitarian crisis causing an unprecedented three million Iraqis being forcibly displaced. The sectarian war between Shi'a and Sunni Iraqis has forced more than two million Iraqis to flee the country, mainly to Syria and Jordan, and has swelled the number of internally displaced persons to more than two million.
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العفو الدولية: استمرار انتهاكات حقوق الإنسان في العراق

الشرق القطرية

منظمة العفو الدولية أمس أن خطط مجلس الأمن لتوسيع دور الأمم المتحدة في العراق الذي تمزقه الحرب يمكن أن يأتي على حساب استمرار انتهاكات حقوق الإنسان هناك. وقرر المجلس الذي يتألف من 15 دولة إجراء مناقشة الأسبوع المقبل من أجل تجديد تفويض بعثة الأمم المتحدة في العراق الذي ينتهي في 9 أغسطس الجاري وإضافة مزيد من الواجبات لكي تقوم بها البعثة لمساعدة الحكومة العراقية في مجالي إعادة الاعمار والمصالحة الوطنية. وتأتي المناقشة لتمديد دور الأمم المتحدة عقب قيام الولايات المتحدة بحث المنظمة الدولية على تولي مسؤوليات أكبر في مساعدة الحكومة العراقية والقوة المتعددة الجنسيات التي تقودها الولايات المتحدة لمواجهة تحديات التمرد المستمرة. ولكن منظمة العفو قالت إن مشروع القرار الجديد لن يوقف انتهاكات حقوق الإنسان والموقف الإنساني في العراق الذي تم توثيقه هذا العام في تقارير المنظمة الدولية الخاصة بالتقديم الجاري هناك. وقالت إيرين خان الأمين العام لمنظمة العفو الدولية: " مشروع القرار أغفل تماما الانتهاكات الخطيرة لحقوق الإنسان التي تتم بشكل يومي في العراق والأزمة الإنسانية التي تزداد عمقا في البلاد.

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


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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
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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