In Iraq l’arrivo di un nuovo regime ha cambiato la vita di molti. La maggiore libertà sulla carta ha però dato vita a una serie di vendette mirate nei confronti delle donne che cercano l’emancipazione.

When U.S. forces overthrew Saddam Hussein 15 months ago, the Bush Administration proclaimed that women’s rights would be a centerpiece of its project to make Iraq a democratic model for the rest of the Arab world. But for many Iraqi women, the tyranny of Saddam’s regime has been replaced by chronic violence and growing religious conservatism that have stifled their hopes for wider freedoms ? and, for many, put their lives in even greater peril.