The General Secretariat of the Iraqi Council of Ministers has filed a lawsuit against the
President of OWFI, accusing her and her colleagues of sheltering women fleeing tribal violence and threats of patriarchal honor-related issues. They also accuse us of defending the free will of women to live away from families that force them to marry against their will, or subject them to physical and psychological violence. These charges, which they filed against us, are, in fact, the goals of our organization, as we seek to build a secure Iraq for women, where they can enjoy equality and collaborate with all on overcoming all challenges of the society.
We call upon the masses of the uprising who reject the control and corruption of the government to unite with us in order to overcome this despotic power, as it is part and parcel of the corrupt government. We call upon the feminist women’s organizations to announce their solidarity with us in this critical point in our history. We also
call upon human rights activists to defend us and advance the cause of women in Iraq.