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Iraqi Women Seek Higher Political Profile

In Iraq, more than half of the population consists of women, but the nation's new interim constitution sets a compromise goal of giving women 25 percent representation in any elected parliament. That figure is not guaranteed, and Iraqi women are now mobilizing to ensure their voices are heard in any future government. NPR's Deborah Amos reports.

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Deborah Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.