Who are the Iraqis? Look for a primer on Iraq through tomorrow in the Today section.
%Women in Iraqi society By no means emancipated by American standards, Iraqi women have more freedom than their Saudi sisters. Women can drive and go to clubs and dances. In the cities, women are seen in Western-style clothes. The veil is worn in the more traditional, rural areas.
About 10 percent of the work force is women. They include teachers, physicians, pharmacists and factory workers. Labor laws include equal pay, paid maternity leave and child-care at the workplace.