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Overall, analysts maintain that the GFIW became "a strong force in implementing women's legal claims to land, and assuring them access to education"; it also promoted women's rights to marry and divorce, and in exchange, many women "supported the [Baath] Party just as their leader wished." (9) Yet, throughout the 1990s, Saddam Hussein's government restricted the activities and rights that the GFIW secured for Iraqi women.
As part of its "de-Baathification" policy, the CPA abolished the GFIW, which had been the only officially recognized organization for women under Baathist rule.
(4) For general historical information on the GFIW, see Suad Joseph, "Elite Strategies for State-Building: Women, Family, Religion and State in Iraq and Lebanon," in Women, Islam and the State, 1992.