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For Immediate Release
January 13, 2005

Iraqi Women Prepare for Democratic Election
Fact of the Day

Iraqi women will play an important role in the 2005 election. The Transitional Administrative Law requires a 25 percent female membership in the Parliament. The U.S. Department of State awarded $10 million in grants to several non-governmental organizations to ensure that women in Iraq are full participants in building this new democracy. The Iraqi Women's Democracy Initiative is helping to fund and train women candidates to compete and lead in the new National Assembly.

Source: U.S. Department of State

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