Short video clips posted on the internet show Iraqi women widely participating in the uprising of the people of Iraq.
In one of these video clips, one of the Iraqi women participating in the uprising says, “They shoot us. Where from? Those who have been sent by the Iranian regime. Right now, there is an official war going on between the regime of Iran and the people of Iraq. Whenever we raise the flag of Iraq, they shoot us.”
Another one of these Iraqi women says, “I have come for Iraq and for my brothers who are here. I have three children. We closed down the schools. Adel Abdul Mahdi! Listen to us. Listen to the children, to the students, to the youths. Listen to all Iraqis. For 17 years, you have been plundering us. You have been raping our daughters. You have taken our country hostage. You have sowed discord among Shiites and Sunnis… You must know that we are united. Shiites and Sunnis are brothers and this brotherhood is going to endure… Victory belongs to Baghdad and I do not fear anything…”
A young Iraqi woman says, “I do not fear anything. I will stay in the Freedom Square alongside my brothers.”
A young pregnant woman who came to the streets with her husband says, “My child wants a free Iraq, and I have come to the streets to chant.”
The uprising of the people of Iraq has brought solidarity and empathy among them and among Iraqi woman. Regardless of their faith and tribe, everybody brings their aid to the squares where people have gathered for demonstration.
Among those slain during the uprising and whose photos have been published, there is a young woman by the name of Sareh Adel. Another young woman, a medical student called Noor Marwan, also gave her life during the protests in Iraq.