Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

Yifat Susskind is executive director of MADRE, an international women’s human rights organization based in New York. Jillian Schwedler spoke with her on October 28, 2015, the week after Yanar Mohammed, head of MADRE’s partner group the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), testified before the UN Security Council about women’s vital role in sustainable peacebuilding and about the task of sheltering women fleeing sexual violence, including from areas controlled by ISIS.

What are the basic challenges for your work in Iraq, where the state does not fully function?

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How to cite this article:

Jillian Schwedler "“ISIS Is One Piece of the Puzzle”," Middle East Report 276 (Fall 2015).