Making Contact, for March 6, 2009 - 1:30pm
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In the run-up to the war in Iraq, a lot of attention was given to the plight of Iraqi women. The constant drumbeat from the Bush administration was that U.S. interest in Iraq was liberation with women's rights as a top priority. What went largely unreported is that Iraqi women activists have been organizing for the last 50 years. So what was life like for women before the invasion? AndŠwhat's it like now? On this edition, we hear from author and activist, Nadje
Al-Ali who talks about the reality of women's lives in Iraq.
Featuring: Nadje Al-Ali is the co-author of a new book entitled, "What Kind of Liberation? Women and the Occupation of Iraq." She is also the director at the University of London, Department of Gender Studies Center at SOAS.