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General Federation of Iraqi Women The General Federation of Iraqi Women was founded in 1969 as the women’s organization of the ruling Ba’ath Party. Funded entirely by the state, the federation played a major role in implementing state gender pol... The General Federation of Iraqi Women was founded in 1969 as the women’s organization of the ruling Ba’ath Party. Funded entirely by the state, the federation played a major role in implementing state gender policy. They supported literacy programs for adult women and taught sewing to Iraqi women. Despite their formal subordination to the Ba’ath Party, leaders of the Federation supported advances for women that were not always congruent with the party platform. Some demanded substantial reforms to the patriarchal Personal Status Code of 1959, which the regime of Saddam Hussein was loathe to enact. Show more Show less 1969 2 2
Global Alliance Against Traffic In Women In 1994, participants at a conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand, founded the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) to combat human trafficking and to aid trafficked women. The founders of GAATW sought to cr... In 1994, participants at a conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand, founded the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) to combat human trafficking and to aid trafficked women. The founders of GAATW sought to create an organization that expresses the voices of ordinary women and recognizes the power dynamics among women. Today, the GAATW network connects 90 non-governmental organizations. The concerns of these organizations include: women’s rights, human rights and migrant rights. Publications by GAATW include studies of trafficking, handbooks for migrant workers, and reports on women’s rights. Show more Show less 1994 5 4