Posts Tagged ‘Women’s rights in Iraq’

Iraq’s Basra marathon bars women after online row

Monday, February 12th, 2024

Organisers of a marathon in predominantly conservative southern Iraq have decided to exclude women following furious controversy on social media pitting women’s rights supporters against opponents of mixed events. The Basra marathon, sponsored by the provincial governor and several corporate donors, is scheduled to take place on Friday. The organizers say the aim is to Read more