Braving intimidation, hundreds of Iraqi women run for parliament • FRANCE 24 English

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A powerful mix of insecurity and traditional prejudice against more liberal female politicians put Awatef Rasheed off running for parliament when she returned to #Iraq in 2014 after years abroad. Today, she is one of the 951 #women, representing close to 30% of the total number of candidates, running for #election to the country’s 329-seat Council of Representatives.

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