WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN IRAQ

This report is intended to supplement the forth periodic report submitted by Iraq to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for its review of Iraq during the 56th Session to be held in September 2015. Several areas of concern related to the status of the economic, social and cultural rights of women and girls in Iraq are addressed herein, including the prevalence of gender-based violence, discriminatory legal provisions, and violations of rights to physical and mental health and adequate standard of living. This report offers specific actionable recommendations to the Government of Iraq so that it may adequately comply with its human rights obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).

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