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
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Human Rights Watch: No woman is Safe

Thursday, September 3, 2009

سكاي نيوز - نتائج القصف الاميركي للفلوجة: ولادات مشوهة وأعمار أقصر

MiddleEastOnline
2/9/09 كشفت شبكة "سكاي نيوز" التلفزيونية البريطانية الثلاثاء أن عدد الأطفال الذين يُولدون مشوهين آخذ في التزايد في مدينة الفلوجة العراقية التي تعرضت لقصف ثقيل من قبل القوات الأميركية.وقالت الشبكة إن القلق من ارتفاع عدد الأطفال المشوهين قد يكون على علاقة باستخدام القوات الأميركية الأسلحة الكيميائية لدى اجتياحها مدينة الفلوجة عام 2004.
واضافت "سكاي نيوز" أن تحقيقاً اجرته قبل خمسة عشر شهراً اظهر تزايد عدد الأطفال الذين يُولدون مشوهين في الفلوجة، وقامت باعداد ملف عن حالات الأطفال المشوّهين الذين وُلدوا في المدينة العراقية خلال الأشهر الثمانية الماضية. واشارت إلى أن حالات التشوه عند الأطفال العراقيين تشمل مشاكل عديدة من بينها تشوهات في البطن وتشوهات في الوجه تسببت في وفاة الكثير منهم قبل بلوغهم سن الخامسة من العمر.وقالت المحطة التلفزيونية الاخبارية البريطانية إن الأدلة التي جمعتها استندت إلى رويات الناس والذين يعتقدون أن تشوهات الأطفال مرتبطة بالقصف الثقيل التي تعرضت له الفلوجة التي كانت معقلاً للمسلحين السنة من قبل القوات الأميركية قبل نحو خمس سنوات.
واضافت أن سكان الفلوجة يريدون فتح تحقيق مستقل حول الأضرار التي سببها استخدام الأسلحة الكيميائية ومن بينها الفوسفور الأبيض.
ونسبت "سكاي" إلى الطبيب العراقي أحمد عريبي قوله "إن عدد الأطفال الذي يولدون مشوهين ارتفع بشكل بارز خلال العام الماضي، ويريد سكان الفلوجة أن يعرفوا كم من الأطفال المشوهين سيولدون قبل أن يتم الإلتفات إلى هذه المشكلة".

Tiba Aftan

Tiba pictured after she had her growth removed by doctors in Jordan

The Truth Of Iraq's City Of Deformed Babies

8:48am UK, Tuesday September 01, 2009

Lisa Holland, foreign affairs correspondent

An Iraqi doctor has told Sky News the number of babies born with deformities in the heavily-bombed area of Fallujah is still on the increase

Fifteen months ago a Sky News investigation revealed growing numbers of children being born with defects in Fallujah

Concerns were that the rise in deformities may have been linked to the use of chemical weapons by US forces.

We recently returned to find out the current situation and what has happened to some of the children we featured.

In May last year we told the story of a three-year-old girl called Fatima Ahmed who was born with two heads.

When we filmed her she seemed like a listless bundle - she lay there barely able to breathe and unable to move.

Even now and having seen the pictures many times since I still feel shocked and saddened when I look at her.

But the prognosis for Fatima never looked good and, as feared, she never made it to her fourth birthday.

Her mother Shukriya told us about the night her daughter died.

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Fatima died after our first report

Wiping away her tears, Shukriya said she had put her daughter to bed as normal one night but woke with the dreadful sense that something was wrong.

She told us she felt it was her daughter's moment to die, but of course that does not make the pain any easier.

Fatima's father had taken his little girl's hand but it was cold.

"She is gone," he had said to his distraught wife.

Another girl we met last year was Tiba Aftan who was born with a huge growth across her face.

Now she is a toddler her future is looking brighter having gone to neighbouring Jordan to have it removed.

The growth had covered half of Tiba's forehead and was invading one of her eyes - and it was getting bigger as she got older.

Although the operation was a success Tiba will need more surgery and the last trip cost her family almost every penny they have.

But since our original investigation, we have built up a new dossier of cases of deformed children in Fallujah born in the last eight months.

There are a wide range of problems - from abnormalities of the abdomen to facial disfigurements.

We have also seen pictures of all kinds of deformed foetuses which have not survived.

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Fallujah was heavily bombed in 2004

There is no precise explanation as to what has caused the deformities and there are no figures to compare cases with those a decade or more ago as records were not kept during the time of Saddam Hussein.

All of our evidence is anecdotal, but repeatedly people tell us they believe the deformities must be linked to the heavy bombardment of Fallujah - a Sunni insurgent stronghold - by America in 2004.

People want an independent investigation into the impact of the kinds of weapons used - including controversial white phosphorus.

Yet even since we first started to give a voice to the calls for help from the people of Fallujah things seem to have got worse.

Dr Ahmed Uraibi, a specialist paediatrician in Fallujah, told us that the number of deformities he has dealt with has increased in the last year.

The people of Fallujah want to know how many more deformed babies there will be before someone sits up and takes notice of them.

Click here for a photograph of Tiba before and after her operation:

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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