Men look at a display in the Kadhmiyah section of Baghdad, Iraq, that warns that women who don't wear the hijab, or traditional Muslim head covering, will be punished in the afterlife. The display, shown on December 30, 2010, was erected by Islamist leaders in Baghdad as part of what many women see as a campaign to limit their role in public life. (Sahar Issa/MCT)
Men look at a display in the Kadhmiyah section of Baghdad, Iraq, that warns that women who don't wear the hijab, or traditional Muslim head covering, will be punished in the afterlife. The display, shown on December 30, 2010, was erected by Islamist leaders in Baghdad as part of what many women see as a campaign to limit their role in public life. (Sahar Issa/MCT) Sahar Issa / MCT
Men look at a display in the Kadhmiyah section of Baghdad, Iraq, that warns that women who don't wear the hijab, or traditional Muslim head covering, will be punished in the afterlife. The display, shown on December 30, 2010, was erected by Islamist leaders in Baghdad as part of what many women see as a campaign to limit their role in public life. (Sahar Issa/MCT) Sahar Issa / MCT

2011 looks grim for progress on women's rights in Iraq

December 31, 2010 2:31 PM