Women in Iraq reclaiming roles in society

Activists are hopeful that the opportunities for women are increasing, but say there is no political will concerning female equality.

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    The role of women in Iraqi society has come under the spotlight as more women assert themselves in all areas of society.

    Rights activists have felt those in charge are resisting the change, but 25 percent of Iraq's parliament are women and activists feel that is crucial as there is still a long way to go before women are treated equally to men.

    Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from Baghdad.


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