Iraqi Women Seek Higher Political Profile

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Iraqi women shout during an International Women's Day rally

Iraqi women shout during an International Women's Day rally, which included several hundred participants in Baghdad, March 8, 2004. © FALEH KHEIBER/Reuters/Corbis hide caption

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In Iraq, more than half of the population consists of women, but the nation's new interim constitution sets a compromise goal of giving women 25 percent representation in any elected parliament. That figure is not guaranteed, and Iraqi women are now mobilizing to ensure their voices are heard in any future government. NPR's Deborah Amos reports.

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