Know My Name:Dalal Jumaah

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Know My Name: Dalal Jumaah
Freedom is something you have to take

WOMEN'S HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER

Location: Iraq

WHO: Dalal Jumaah

WHAT: Jumaah is vice president of The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation’s partner Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq, OWFI, which is based in Baghdad.

WHAT SHE SAYS: After having been beaten by her husband for 21 years, Jumaah decided to leave. Today, she helps other women caught in vulnerable situations. “I wanted to start a new life, based on my own heart and my own thoughts. Divorce was the first step on the road to freedom. What I have gone through is proof that any woman can start a new life.”

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