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
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
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Public meeting at The Bolivar Hall, London Sat.14/5/2016 at 15:00 IDPs : Fragmentation of Cultural and National Identity



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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.


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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
Part4
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Human Rights Watch: No woman is Safe

Monday, December 1, 2008

هيئة ارادة المراة بمناسبة اليوم العالمي لرفض العنف ضد النساء

هيئة ارادة المراة
في العراق الاسير

نساء ورجالاً
في مواجهة عنف الاحتلال ضد العراق

"بمناسبة اليوم العالمي للعنف ضد النساء " يشوه المزيفون الوعي، ويأبون إلا ان يثبتوا كونهم مرتزقة واتباع.
في عراق فيه خطف الاحتلال النساء والاطفال ليبيعهم في سوق النخاسة بواسطة مافيات الجريمة المنظمة، كيف للمرتزقة ان يتحدثوا عن عنف الرجل ضد المرأة، بينما المرأة والرجل معاً يعيشان محنة الغزو والاحتلال كأبشع صورة للعنف ضد الانسانية!!!
إننا نساء العراق تحثنا إنسانيتنا على مواجهة الاحتلال بكل الوسائل لصد عنف الاحتلال والزبانية ضد رجالنا الاحرار، من الآباء والأبناء، والأزواج والأخوة.
كما أننا ببسالتنا نعري المساومة على قيمنا، بقيمنا والمقاومة خندقنا هم يبيعون الشرف....ونحن نعيد انتاجه...فهل يفقه "نوري" الذي لم يتعلم درسه من "نوري"
واذا عجزت منظمات الاحتلال النسائية عن قراءة "اتفاقية رفض التمييز ضد المرأة والطفلة" فإننا نسأل المنظمة الدولية أين ذهب مال التمويل من اجل دعم مشاريع رفض العنف ضد المرأة وهل نسي القائمون فيها أن ديباجة الاتفاقية تعلن ان حرية النساء والرجال اولاً في اي وطن استباحه الاحتلال...
- يا نساء العراق اتحدنّ في وجه عنف الاحتلال وزبانيته ضدنا ...
- إن إرادة المرأة وحدها...تكفل حصتها في مشروع الحرية
سقط الاحتلال
سقطت الزبانية
سقط العنف ضد نساء العراق ورجاله
معاً من أجل تحرير العراق
A statement by Women Will Association on the anniversary of CEDAW (Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women) :
Men and women together against the violence of the occupation.

The occupation bombs are dropped from the air on our houses to wipe out whole families. The occupation stooges continue to attack the fabric of Iraqi society. Our women prisoners are being humiliated and raped.
Women and children in Iraq today are being kidnapped and trafficked by the criminal mafias, while there is talk about the importance of ending domestic violence and changing attitudes towards women.

The opening section of the CEDAW states ...." Emphasizing that the eradication of apartheid, all forms of racism, racial discrimination, colonialism, neocolonialism, aggression, foreign occupation and domination and interference in the internal affairs of States is essential to the full enjoyment of the rights of men and women that the strengthening of international peace and security.."

The occupation sponsored Iraqi women organisations need to read this and comprehend it.

Iraqi women’s participation in ending this occupation and taking her place in the anti occupation movement is the route that will guarantee her rights and status in the future.
We denounce the violence against our men and women,
We will never forfeit our role in the liberation of our country.

observes from afar," warns the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its causes and consequences, Ms. Yakin Ertürk, on the International Day on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November).

"The ongoing conflict, high levels of insecurity, widespread impunity, collapsing economic conditions and rising social conservatism are impacting directly on the daily lives of Iraqi women and placing them under increased vulnerability to all forms of violence within and outside their home", says Ms. Ertürk.
Although too often overlooked, "violence against Iraqi women is committed by numerous actors, such as militia groups, insurgents, Islamic extremists, law enforcement personnel, members of the family as well as the community", laments the UN Special Rapporteur.
Women are victims of rape, sex trafficking, forced and early marriages, murder, and abduction for sectarian or criminal reasons; many are driven or forced into prostitution. Women also fall victims to the disproportionate use of force by members of Iraqi and multi-national forces (MNFI), including during raids on private homes. To escape the cycle of violence many women turn to
suicide, sending a clear message of despair to their society.
"I am also concerned by the increased violence within the family", says Ms. Ertürk.
The so-called 'honour killings' appear to be on the rise and are largely committed with impunity. On the rare occasions where perpetrators are arrested and charged, they are given lenient punishments under the Iraqi Penal Code. As a result, women and girls are reluctant to even report sexual attacks for fear of then being ostracized or even killed by their family.
'Honour killings' are among the primary causes of unnatural deaths among women in the Kurdish region of Northern Iraq, and a number of reports are also documenting the practice of female genital mutilation. Medical personnel operating in Iraqi Kurdistan and women's rights activists report that incidents of self-immolation are on the increase, with at least one case reported daily and many more remaining either unreported or concealed as accidents.
Iraq, as a State Party to the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, must protect women from violations by State agents and private actors, whether they are family members or armed groups. The Security Council, in its Resolution 1820 further demands that all parties to an armed conflict cease all acts of sexual violence against civilians, especially women and children.
"I urge the Iraqi government and the international community to prevent women and girls from being the 'soft targets' of violence and the invisible victims of the conflict in Iraq.", concluded the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Ms. Yakin Ertürk.

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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