mothers and children of Iraq

Pollon, ZĂ©lie
May 2004
Mothering;May/Jun2004, Issue 124, p62
The truth is that there is no respite from fear and anxiety in times of war, particularly for the mothers, sisters, and wives of Iraq. Women have a high rate of cesarean births from stress, children have nightmares of bombings and army tanks, and parents are afraid to send their children to school for fear that they will never return. At the same time, Iraq is a country of 24 million people in which life must go on. The women were doctors and teachers, mothers and agricultural workers. Many interviews came late in stay, after people had established enough trust to be invited into homes and into intimate lives.


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