Iraq History

Gender Equality

1st Law protecting women

1959

Constitution-equal rights under law

1968

Maternity Benefits

1970

Hurt by Saddam's return to secularism

1990

Human rights activist killed

2004

Protests in opposition of Saddam

2005

Struggle to move away from "women's" issues

2011

Politics

Great Uprising

1920

Tribal Conflict

1921 - 1932

Nationalist Leaders deported

1922

Basic Law

1924

British Rule

1933

Strengthening of Armed Forces

1935 - 1936

Military Coup

1936

Free elections

1954

End of monarchal period

1958

Military Coup

1963

Military Coup

1968

Saddam assumes power

1979

Crisis under Saddam's rule

1979 - 2003