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

Friday, February 13, 2009

Iraq's women affairs minister Nawal Al Samarraie resigns

The minister for Iraqi women affairs resigned last week, despite many threats against her not to. She said she cannot serve her country or Iraqi women while holding this post.
Haifa Zangana was interviewed on BBC Arabic on this issue, as the decision being made to dismantle this ministry all together. Ms Al Samarrie was prevented from giving the BBC an interview on Sunday 8th Feb 2009. She has not made any media appearances since her resignation.
We are now worried about Nawal's safety.

بغداد/6/2/ أعلنت وزيرة الدولة لشؤون المرأة في حكومةالأحتلال نوال السامرائي استقالتها من منصبها. وقالت في بيان لها: إن هناك أسبابا عدة للاستقالة، أهمها أن الوزارة التي ترأسها دون استحقاق المرأة العراقية، ولا تلبي الطموح وأن وجودها في الوزارة لا يمكنه تقديم المطلوب لرعاية النساء العراقيات.وتابعت: سأبحث عن مكان آخر تقدم فيه خدمة حقيقية تقابل ما قدمته المرأة من تضحيات

The minister had made a far reaching and damning statement in a report dated 25/1/2009 available only in Arabic on al Jazeera.net on Iraqi women detainees. This report confirms everything that Hanaa Ibrahim and her organisation Women Will Association has been saying for the last 5 years!

The minister: Nawal Al Samarraie (she attended parliament and voted against SOFA, while others chickened out!) says that
1) US forces arrested women in lieu of their men folk
2) Many women who were arrested by the US have simply disappeared
3) Women detained by US or Iraqi forces were subjected to : solitary confinement, mal treatment and torture
4) The minister very clearly accuses the Iraqi forces of rape.

وزيرة المرأة العراقية تكشف معاناة العراقيات المعتقلات

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