UNSURPRISINGLY, THERE ARE few good news stories coming out of Iraq. Yet amongst the chaos and the carnage there are still people who persist in looking towards a positive future. One of them is Rasha Zidan, a chemist by trade, who was last year voted Person of the Year by OneWorld.net for her work with the organisation she founded in 2003, the Knowledge for Iraqi Women Society (K4IWS). Zidan founded K4IWS in the aftermath of the invasion of Iraq in 2003 to raise awareness of the suffering of women under occupation.

“Through my organisation”, she says, “we are trying hard to help as many people ...


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