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

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Human Rights Watch: No woman is Safe

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Security forces above the law in Iraqi Kurdistan

14 April 2009
Security forces in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region operate outside the rule of law and regularly abuse their authority, according to a new Amnesty International report.During a fact-finding mission to the Kurdistan Region in 2008, Amnesty International researchers found many cases of people arrested and arbitrarily detained by Asayish (security) officials, including some who were tortured and others who were forcibly disappeared and whose fate and whereabouts remain unknown. Torture methods include electric shocks to different parts of the body; beatings with fists, cables and metal or wooden batons; suspension by the wrists or ankles; beating on the soles of the feet (falaqa); sleep deprivation and kicking.Amnesty International has called on the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to hold those responsible for human rights violations to account."The Kurdistan Region has been spared the bloodletting and violence that continues to wrack the rest of Iraq and the KRG has made some important human rights advances," said Malcolm Smart, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme. "Yet real problems - arbitrary detention and torture, attacks on journalists and freedom of expression, and violence against women - remain and need urgently to be addressed by the government."Hundreds of detainees who were held without charge or trial for several years have now been released but the authorities have failed to significantly curb the powers of the Asayish. They have also failed to rein in the Parastin and the Dezgay Zanyari, the security arms of the two main Kurdish political parties - the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) - which jointly comprise the KRG. "The KRG must take concrete steps to rein in these forces and make them fully accountable under the law if recent human rights gains are to prove effective," said Malcolm Smart. "The authorities must do more to uphold media freedom and redouble their efforts to overcome discrimination and violence against women, and end the vicious cycle of so-called honour killings and other attacks on women by men who wish to subordinate them."Amnesty International's report cites several cases of women who were murdered by male relatives in 2008. These include Cilan Muhammad Amin, 23, who was strangled to death, apparently by her brother, because of her suspected relationship with another man.Another woman, Kowan Yunis Qadir, aged 17, was shot dead after she sought a divorce from her husband. In other cases, women and girls are reported to have committed suicide because of violence, or the threat of it, from their male relatives, including 13-year-old Rojan, who burnt herself to death in March 2008 to escape forcible marriage to an adult man."Such cases show how much more still needs to be done by the KRG authorities to give women and girls effective protection against violence from those who wish to control their behaviour or force them into marriages against their will," said Malcolm Smart. "No effort should be spared to prosecute and imprison those who commit violence against women, and to make clear that those who perpetrate these crimes cannot escape justice.

Iraq: Hope and fear: Human rights in the Kurdistan region of Iraq
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PDFIndex Number: MDE 14/006/2009Date Published: 14 April 2009
This report details a wide range of human rights violations committed in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in recent years. In particular, it sheds light on violations such as arbitrary and prolonged detention without charge or trial, enforced disappearance, torture and other ill-treatment, the death penalty, unfair trials, discrimination and violence against women, and attacks on freedom of expression. It includes case studies to illustrate these abuses and numerous recommendations towards reducing such violations.

كردستان العراق: الأمن مقابل التعذيب

منظمة العفو الدولية تتهم القوى الامنية في الاقليم العراقي 'الآمن' بممارسة التعذيب والاعتقالات العشوائية واخفاء الاشخاص.ميدل ايست اونلاين لندن - دعت منظمة العفو الدولية الثلاثاء حكومة كردستان العراق الى ضبط قواتها الامنية التي توجه اليها تهمة القيام بممارسة التعذيب والاعتقالات العشوائية واختفاء اشخاص.وكشف مالكولم سمارت مدير برنامج منظمة العفو للشرق الاوسط وشمال افريقيا، ان كردستان العراق كانت نسبيا "بمنأى عن اراقة الدماء واعمال العنف" التي لا تزال تعصف ببقية انحاء البلاد، وان الحكومة الكردية "احرزت بعض التقدم المهم" في مجال حقوق الانسان.واضاف سمارت في بيان "لكن مشاكل حقيقية -اعتقالات عشوائية وتعذيب والتعرض للصحافيين وحرية التعبير والعنف ضد النساء- ما زالت مستمرة وعلى الحكومة (الكردية) الاسراع في مواجهتها".وفي تقرير عن هذه المنطقة في شمال العراق، استند الى تحقيقات اجريت في 2008، تحدثت منظمة العفو عن اعتقالات عشوائية قامت بها قوات الامن الكردية العراقية، وعن عمليات تعذيب واختفاء.وذكرت المنظمة التي تتخذ من لندن مقرا، ان مئات المعتقلين الذين سجنوا بلا تهم طوال سنوات، قد افرج الان عنهم، لكن قوات الامن ما زالت قوية جدا.واعلن سمارت ان على الحكومة الكردية "اتخاذ تدابير ملموسة للسيطرة على هذه القوات وجعلها تتحمل كامل المسؤولية امام القانون، اذا ما ارادت ان يصبح التقدم الاخير في مجال حقوق الانسان امرا ملموسا".وكشف تقرير منظمة العفو ايضا عن مشكلة اعمال العنف ضد النساء، واورد حالات عدد كبير من النساء اللواتي قتلهن رجال من اقاربهن، وعمليات انتحار ناجمة عن اعمال عنف وتهديدات.وخلص سمارت الى القول "من الضروري ان يكون واضحا ان القائمين بمثل هذه الجرائم لا يمكن ان يفلتوا من العدالة"
منظمة العفو الدولية
الأمل والخوف حقوق الأنسان في أقليم كردستان العراق - تحميل الملف.
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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