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event this Saturday


On Saturday 27th November, the National Women’s Network for International Solidarity and Women in Black will hold an open women’s meeting calling for the halt to sanctions against Iraq.

Andrea Needham from ‘Voices in the Wilderness’, a group which aims to draw attention to the disastrous effect of sanctions in Iraq, will describe her experiences of breaking the embargo - forewarning the Prime Minister and risking five years imprisonment by hand-delivering medical supplies to children’s hospitals in Baghdad.

Nadje Al-Ali, an anthropologist and peace activist from "Women in Black" , a world-wide network of women against injustice, violence and war, will give first-hand accounts of the social and cultural impact of the sanctions on Iraqi women. She will show how women of all social classes are suffering not only in terms of malnutrition, lack of medicine and health care, but also of how they have been thrown back incredibly in terms of their position and roles in society.


Cynthia Cockburn, author and activist from "Women in Black" will talk of her experiences of working on rebuilding communities in the aftermath of war.

Venue: 52-54 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT.

Date: Saturday 27th November: 2-5pm. All women welcome.


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