As Iraqis prepare to resume control of their own affairs, we hear from Baghdad about the campaign to make sure women's voices are heard. We are updated on the situation post-Saddam and take a look forward to elections in March.
What provisions are being made to bring women into the process? Are quotas necessary? ...and with the Americans resisting calls for quotas - is there any chance women will be fairly represented?
Woman's Hour speaks with Safia Al-Souhain, independent women's activist and Nasreen Berwari, the only woman Minister in Iraq.