United States: Bush gives anti-feminist group money to train Iraqi women on democracy

November 2004
Off Our Backs;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 34 Issue 11/12, p8
The article reports that in a move hotly decried by feminists, U.S. President George W. Bush administration has given part of a $10 million grant to the Independent Women's Forum (IWF) to train Iraqi women in political participation and democracy. The money given to the IWF is part of the State Department's $10 million allotted to the Iraqi Women's Democracy Initiative, which is in place to "facilitate workshops on constitutional law, human rights and civil organization" and "empower them women to participate in the political life of their country," Secretary of State Colin Powell said.


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