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For Immediate Release
February 18, 2004

Iraqi Women Lobby for Greater Political Rights
Iraq Fact of the Day

Iraqi women are organizing to protect their rights and ensure their interests are represented in the new, free Iraq. Across Iraq, women's groups are holding demonstrations at government offices. In petitions to the Iraq Governing Council, the women are calling for a quota in the transitional national assembly. These demonstrations are a clear example of the growth of Iraq's democracy and the role women will play in directly influencing the future of their country.

Source: Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad.

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