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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Iraq: Decades of Suffering, Now women deserve better

General Material

Amnesty International's report on violence against women in Iraq illustrates the connections between violence against Iraqi women, gender discrimination, armed conflict, and a breakdown in law and order since the end of Saddam Hussein's government. The report draws special attention to the disproportionate and unique ways Iraqi women are targeted because they are women. It also includes individual testimonies to punctuate the claims that human rights violations are being perpetrated against women.

The report is broken down into 7 sections with and Appendix:

  1. Introduction
  2. Eroded rights, lost freedoms
  3. Violence in the present armed conflict
  4. Violence in the family
  5. Discrimination in national law
  6. Women claim their rights
  7. Recommendations
  8. Appendix: International standards on violence against women