In Iraq, Women Creating a New Kind of Insurgency

Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 12:13 PM

Women in Iraq are emerging as a powerful political force.   Did you know that Iraq's new constitution REQUIRES that 25% of legislators in their national parliament must be women?  Why haven't we been able to achieve anything close to that level of representation in the U.S. where women consistely vote in greater numbers than men?  As of 2009, 441 members of Congress are male (83%) and 92 are female (17%).  According to Wikapedia, the global average for female representation at the parliamentary level in 2009 is 18.6%.

Here's more on how women of Iraq are powering up Huffington Post columnist Diane Tucker


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