COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2004
Contact: Traci Scott
BREMER MEETS WITH IRAQI WOMEN
EDUCATORS AND ATTORNEYS
Baghdad – Iraqi women educators and lawyers met with Ambassador L. Paul
Bremer Friday morning to discuss security and the role of women in the political
process. During the meeting, Bremer advised the members of the Future Society
for Iraqi Women to participate in the nomination process for the upcoming
Independent Electoral Commission. He also encouraged the group to educate women
on the importance of getting involved in the economy by taking advantage of
micro loans which could be used to start small businesses.
“The meeting was perfect. We appreciate his advice to nominate women to be a
part of the Electoral Commission. Now the most important part is for us to
follow through,” said Hanna Murad, Deputy President of the Future Society for
The Future Society for Iraqi Women is composed of lawyers and educators who have
come together to provide legal assistance for women who have been victims of
abuse and torture. They conduct information and education programs for women in
the area of legal rights, promote women in government work to reduce
discrimination against women, and fight against the imposition of religious law.
The group has organized a Legal Defense Fund for women and has become involved
with the Transitional Safe House for abused women.
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