Hanaa Edwar

Hanaa Edwar has most recently been quoted in an article called Iraqi women fight for their rights. Hanaa Edwar said, “We need really peace, peace, peace. For over 40 years now, we have lived in a situation where you don't know what will be tomorrow! You can't plan for tomorrow. You are not safe about your family. You are not safe about yourself if you go outside, or you come back. During the 3 years of sectarian war we moved, we did a lot of work despite the dangers surrounding us. And we lost some of our best friends. I lost close friends, And this for us, it gives me always encouragement more, and this challenge I have to continue.”. Hanaa Edwar has been quoted a grand total of 5 times in 1 article.

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I was again forced to leave the country because of the wave of chemical war of Saddam against the resistance movement in Kurdistan. Again I came to Damascus. After the 2nd Gulf War, after 1991, we felt our responsibility was to find how we can organize ourselves for relief. So we started thinking of creating an organization, which we named Iraqi al Amal association, which means hope; we wanted to plant hope in our people.

Our national budget is always spent on security and defence, not on social security. But we have 1.5 million widows, we have 3 million orphans, 10% of our population are disabled; we have displaced people who have nothing. And at the same time you find a lot of corruption in our apparatus. Not only should we speak about terrorism in Iraq. Terror in Iraq it is one thing; but when we speak about corruption, corruption also is the other side of the terror.

After 35 years of bloody dictatorship in this country, the first thing we need to do is develop from a totalitarian regime into a culture of human rights and democracy. It's not easy, this transition period. But the Americans made a chaos of this transition. It's not only them; even our politicians are not capable of doing the things necessary to rebuild, reconstruct the country.

We need really peace, peace, peace. For over 40 years now, we have lived in a situation where you don't know what will be tomorrow! You can't plan for tomorrow. You are not safe about your family. You are not safe about yourself if you go outside, or you come back. During the 3 years of sectarian war we moved, we did a lot of work despite the dangers surrounding us. And we lost some of our best friends. I lost close friends, And this for us, it gives me always encouragement more, and this challenge I have to continue.

In 2011 we had weekly protests and demonstrations, with young people from different social strata protesting against sectarianism, against corruption, attacks on public liberties.

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