Thursday, April 09, 2009

HOW TO HELP IRAQI WOMEN OVERCOME THEIR DIFFICULTIES

How To Help Iraqi Women Overcome Their Difficulties

Since the USA invasion most Iraqi people have been going through a very difficult time due to the continuous process of killing, kidnapping and the unstable chaotic state in which the country has been through , all this in addition to the unemployment and administrative corruption which left a large number of experienced qualified people strive to get proper jobs and decent life but they are still fighting for their opportunities ; however , nothing turned up right . Instead most of those unqualified inexperienced people are now employed and are holding very important posts with big salaries and their only QUALFICATION or shall I say privilege is that they belong to this and that party or they are relatives to this and that PERSON !!!!
This is the terrible sad situation in Iraq now …..not much of a difference than that before ,,,Women , being half of the society as everywhere else are ,of course ,having their share of this corrupted system and unjust policy which is going on in all ministries . The tragic fact is that most Iraqi families have lost their men during this time wherein more than a million and a half persons were slaughtered …thanks to the INVASION + THE USA so called LIBERATION ?????….most of those are men who were the breadwinners for their families ..so , naturally after the death of the father or big brother …i.e the breadwinner – the wife, sister or daughter will ….must take his place by working and supporting her own family …putting food on the table,,,,,, ,HERE comes the other tragedy …..will she be able to work with her own qualification and experience ,,,,,will the salary be enough to cover up expenses and every day life needs ,,,,,which ,by now, have grown up …up …up and this is due to the fact that previously – though salaries were far less than now……the cost of living was less,,,,, needs were less : now every house needs to have either a private generator at home …or joining a local / district / street generator in order to have light ,,,,cold water in summer,, ,,food in the fridge,,, a heater in winter ,,,,,fans in the hot summer …in short people have to live with the least possible way wherein there is LIGHT to feel that they are living as normal people and to satisfy the least human being needs ,,,,,,To do this one has to pay at least 70 US$ a month for fuel …..we pay about 200US$ and we are only two persons ,,,,,so this is only the cost of electricity from the generator ,,,
( MAY THE ALMIGHTY ALLAH BLESS THOMAS EDISON’S SOUL for his invention ! ) without light and electricity ,life becomes so dull so unbearable SO DARK !!
Now the gas can costs about 10 US$ ….food is very expensive ,,,vegetables and fruits are all imported so they are also expensive ,,,,meat …fish ..chicken ,,,and all other foods are expensive compared to their prices in the past ,,,,,I am not mentioning luxury extravagant spending here ,,,only what a human being needs to survive ,,, usual meals for decent people…..let alone the other daily needs which of course has risen up to a much higher prices than before ….As for medicines,,,,, pharmaceuticals ,,doctors fees,,,, hospitals ,,,,baby requirements, ,,,I WILL NOT MENTION THEM BECAUSE THEY HAVE GONE UP immensely …in short the cost of living has become so high that most families with certain salaries and budgets are ,in fact ,unable to make ends meet ,,,,

NOW comes the roles of women ,,,who have suddenly become the only supporters for their families ,,,,,most of those who are not holding high degrees or are inexperienced and / or are not members of any of the ruling parties ,,,,,,,,,what to do …especially that now a new terrible system is going through all the country : appointing and employment by contracts : this system or policy gives the contractor the right to finish the contract any time he/ she likes no matter how good , qualified or experienced the hired person is and as most of the contractors are in fact nothing but either those of off coming class or war beneficiary and those who have relatives with authority and in the governments ; all those are not really interested in hiring people with experience and qualifications ,,,,so most women who are qualified are still struggling to get jobs ,,,,and a large number of other women have been or are are still till this moment working with high salaries for no reasons and they are not even doing the jobs they are hired for ,,,,,the only reason for their appointment is because they are relatives to this and that ,,,,worse than that they have presented forged documents and certificates as is happening now in many cases wherein ministers were found with forged degrees ,,,however a large number of women find it very difficult to work ,,,support their children and that is a TRAGEDY for which no one is interested to go through ,,,though it is now known for every Iraqi even the man in the street ,,,,yet those responsible try their best to ignore any fact that might put them in question or point a finger of accusation ; with each corrupted situation,,,, scandalous matter ….unfair case ,,,people with power blame those beneath them and those blame the others ,,,chronically ,,,consecutively ,,,and as a result the problem remains unsolved ….and as a result
IRAQI WOMEN ARE NOW LIVING WORSE THAN BEFORE

IRAQI WOMEN ARE NOW THREATENED
WOMEN ARE ALWAYS GIVEN THE BLOW …..
WOMEN ARE NOW SUFFERING MORE THAN BEFORE …
MORE UNEMPLOYED WOMEN

MORE UNEDUCATED WOMEN
MORE IRAQI WIDOWS
MORE IRAQI SPINSTERS

MORE IRAQI FEMALE ORPHANS
MORE IRAQI TRAGEDIES OF WOMEN
WORSE LIVING CONDITIONS FOR IRAQI WOMEN
WORSE AND LESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN
ANOTHER MIRACLE IS NEEDED TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS OF IRAQI WOMEN AND IRAQI PEOPLE
However, there is quite a good number of Iraqi women who are , now, living in PARADISE ,,,,,getting all the opportunities ,,,,having better life,,,,
SO , to conclude ,,,I will say that same sentence which I have written previously in my articles before ,,,,NOTHING CHANGED ,,,we have a different picture ,,,a different face ,,,for the same coin ,,,,this time ,,,different coin but same picture ,,,,,
We lived under tyranny ,,,dictatorship …..oppression ,,,injustice …one party …corruption ..for more than 30 years under Saddam ‘s regime…..
Now We are living under many parties,, ,,, ,many sect’s ,,,, fanatics ,,,,destruction ,,,,,,
I PRAY TO THE ALMIGHTY ALLAH TO HAVE MERCY ON THIS POOR NATION WHICH HAS BEEN UNDER VARIOUS UNJUST POLITICAL SITUATIONS
I PRAY THAT ALLAH BLESS US WITH MORE JUST GOVERNMENTS
I PRAY THAT ALLAH GRANT US WITH HIS JUSTICE SOON

Dr. Nidhal Al-Nakkash
9th April2009

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