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Um Al-Iraq (The Date Palm Tree): The Life and Work of Dr. Rashad Zaydan of Iraq

Um Al-Iraq (The Date Palm Tree): The Life and Work of Dr. Rashad Zaydan of Iraq

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Dr. Rashad Zaydan of Iraq became a pharmacist to heal people. In the wake of the U.S. invasion in 2003, Dr. Zaydan founded and is now the head of the development organization Knowledge for Iraqi Women Society. Working for Iraq’s national pharmacy through the many conflicts in Iraq, she helped in charity clinics and distributed goods to the displaced. In 2003 Dr. Zaydan organized basic first aid emergency training for girls and women, and then gathered women to rehabilitate their community during and after the invasion by the United States. In the city of Abu Ghraib, she and her organization provided clean water to more than 650 households. The women’s society has since expanded to include income generation and educational classes. “We can’t change all bad things in the world,” Dr. Zaydan believes, “but still we can at least try to leave our repairing fingerprints here and there.”
Dr. Rashad Zaydan of Iraq became a pharmacist to heal people. In the wake of the U.S. invasion in 2003, Dr. Zaydan founded and is now the head of the development organization Knowledge for Iraqi Women Society. Working for Iraq’s national pharmacy through the many conflicts in Iraq, she helped in charity clinics and distributed goods to the displaced. In 2003 Dr. Zaydan organized basic first aid emergency training for girls and women, and then gathered women to rehabilitate their community during and after the invasion by the United States. In the city of Abu Ghraib, she and her organization provided clean water to more than 650 households. The women’s society has since expanded to include income generation and educational classes. “We can’t change all bad things in the world,” Dr. Zaydan believes, “but still we can at least try to leave our repairing fingerprints here and there.”

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UM AL-IRAQ(THE DATE PALM TREE)
 The Life and Work of Dr. Rashad Zaydan of Iraq
By Nikki Lyn Pugh, Peace Writer
Edited by Kaitlin Barker Davis*This material is copyrighted by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice. For permission to cite,contact ipj@sandiego.edu, with “Women PeaceMakers – Narrative Permissions” in the subject line.
2011 Women PeaceMakers Program
Made possible by the Fred J. Hansen Foundation
 
UM AL-IRAQ (THE DATE PALM TREE) ZAYDAN
 – 
IRAQ
 
 WOMEN PEACEMAKERS PROGRAM 2 JOAN B. KROC INSTITUTE FOR PEACE & JUSTICE JOAN B. KROC SCHOOL OF PEACE STUDIESUNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
 TABLE OF CONTENTSI.
 
 A Note to the Reader
 
…………………………………………………………
.
 
4
II.
 
 About the Women PeaceMakers Program
……………………………………
 
4
III.
 
Biography of a Woman PeaceMaker
 — 
Dr. Rashad Zaydan
….………………
 
5
IV.
 
Conflict History
 — 
 
Iraq…………………………………………………………
 
7
 V.
 
Map
 — 
 
Iraq 
…………………………………………………………………….
 
14
 VI.
 
Integrated Timeline
 — 
 
Political Developments and Personal History …………
 
15
 VII.
 
Dedication
……………………………………………………………………..
 
22
 VIII.
 
Narrative Stories of the Life and Work of Dr. Rashad ZaydanUM AL-IRAQ
ُمأاـ
 
ُ
 
ُ
 
ُ
 
FIRST FRUIT
ُثُلّوأةََُ
 
ُُُُُُُُُ
 
ُُُُُ
 
I. GROWING UP
ُُاــــش
 
a.
 
 The Dawn’s Prayer ………………………………………………………….
 b.
 
Memories of Al Mansur
……………………………………………..………
 
II.
 
MEHARAB AL NOOR/TEMPLES OF LIGHT
رــــّناُباــ 
 c.
 
Beauty in Diversity 
………………………………………………………….
 d.
 
 The Day of Ashura
…………………………………………………………
 e.
 
Summer School
…………………………………………………………….
 f.
 
 The First Spark 
……………………………………………………………..
 g.
 
 A Place for Prayer
………………………………………………………….
 h.
 
Postscript: The Most Advanced Degree
…………………………………….
 
III. WAR AND SANCTIONS
ُُ)رّا(ُتاو
 
ُُُبـــــَا
 
i.
 
 The Meaning of Marriage
………….……………………………………….
 j.
 
Baiji
………….……………………………………….……………………
.k.
 
 Wishing for Stability 
…………………….………………………………….
 l.
 
Kuwait
………………….…………………………………………………..
 m.
 
 The Charity Clinic
………….………………………………………………
 n.
 
Postscript: The Empty House
………….…………………………………..
 
IV. OCCUPATION
اـحــــــــ
 
o.
 
Preparing for What May Come
……………….…………………………….
 p.
 
February 
……………….……………………………………………………
 q.
 
March
……………….……………………………………………………...
 r.
 
 April
……………….……………………………………………………….
 s.
 
Postscript: Midnight Visitors
………….……………………………………
.232425262931323435373942444546495152535562
 
UM AL-IRAQ (THE DATE PALM TREE) ZAYDAN
 – 
IRAQ
 
 WOMEN PEACEMAKERS PROGRAM 3 JOAN B. KROC INSTITUTE FOR PEACE & JUSTICE JOAN B. KROC SCHOOL OF PEACE STUDIESUNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
 V. PLANTING SEEDS
روذــاُســـــَغ
 
t.
 
 The Good Gather Together
……………….……………………………….
 u.
 
Haram/The Pure Place
……………….…………………………………….
 
 VI. AL MAAREFA/KNOWLEDGE
ُاـــفـ َـــ
 
 v.
 
From Dream to
Reality ……………….……………………………………
  w.
 
Cleaning House ……………….……………………………………………
 x.
 
 A Widow’s Story 
 
……………….…………………………………………..
 y.
 
Rainy Days Shouldn’t Stop Us ……………….……………………………..
 z.
 
Celebrating the Dream
………….………………………………………….
 aa.
 
Postscript: Violet and Cream
……………….……………………………....
 
 VII. FALLUJAH AND ABU GHRAIB
ُــاـجــــــَيغُأُوُـــ
 
bb.
 
Going 
……………….……………………………………………………..
 cc.
 
Entering 
……………….…………………………………………………..
 dd.
 
Returning 
……………….…………………………………………………
 ee.
 
Postscript: Water
……………….………………………………………….
 
 VIII: FRIENDS NOT ENEMIES
 
ءادعأُاــَوُءـ دـْصأ
 
ff.
 
Evening 2011
……………….…………………………………………….
 gg.
 
 The Invitation
……………….…………………………………………….
 hh.
 
First Night in America
……………….……………………………………
 ii.
 
 Washington, D.C.
……………….………………………………………....
 jj.
 
Charlotte
……………….………………………………………………….
 kk.
 
Morning 2011
……………….…………………………………………….
 
LAST FRUIT
ة ـ خاُةَا
 
6466737779828486949698100104105107108111113114
IX.
 
 A Conversation with Dr. Rashad Zaydan
….………………………………
.
 
116
X.
 
Best Practices in Community Support and Peacebuilding
 
………………
.
 
127
XI.
 
Further Reading
 — 
 
Iraq 
…………………………………………………….
 
135
XII.
 
Biography of a Peace Writer
 — 
 
Nikki Lyn Pugh
..…………………………
.
 
136
XIII.
 
 Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
 
………………………………..
.
 
137
XIV.
 
University of San Diego
…………………………………………………….
 
138
XV.
 
List of Acronyms
 
…………………………………………………………….
 
139
XVI.
 
Endnotes
…………………………………………………………………….
 
140

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