Hundreds of Iraqi women staged a march Wednesday in the Shiite holy city of Najaf insisting on their right to play a central role in the protest movement sweeping the country.
"No voice can muffle the voices of women," said one of the marchers, Saba, 22, reacting to a call from influential Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr against mixed-sex demonstrations.
"We started demonstrating to bring down the regime. Now we're holding women-only marches because they've insulted us," she told Agence France-Presse (AFP).
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