Video: Iraqi Network Member Zainab Al-Suwaij on MSNBC
Zainab Al-Suwaij, a Women Waging Peace Network member, reflects on conditions in Iraq ten years after the US-led invasion of her country on MSNBC’s Up With Chris Hayes. Al-Suwaij, who fled Iraq in 1991 and later became the co-founder and executive director of the American Islamic Congress, emphasizes that poor infrastructure and growing sectarianism in Iraq can be traced back to one thing: lack of security.
Our experience in conflict areas – including Iraq – confirms that women have unique insight into the core security issues in their communities. Read more about how women can help create inclusive and lasting security in “A Women’s Guide to Security Sector Reform.”
Also on Up with Chris Hayes:
- Afghan Network member Rangina Hamidi talks about women’s participation in the country’s peace process.
- Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Inclusive Security Founder and Chair, discusses Hillary Clinton’s legacy as Secretary of State.
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