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Violence and Discrimination against Women in Iraq: Submission to the United Nations' 20th Session of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (October 2014)

The report was submitted by MADRE and The Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) to the 20th Session of theWorking Group on the Universal Periodic Review of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council for its review of Iraq in October 2014.  The report focuses on violations of the rights of Iraqi women suffering violence and discrimination. The information was gathered through field visits, drawn from the primary documentation of personal testimonies gathered in Iraq since 2010 in both English and Arabic, and is supported by reports by news agencies, governments, and international human rights organizations. Furthermore, it provided the Council with a series of recommendations that the Government of Iraq can implement to uphold and promote respect for the human rights of Iraqi women. 

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