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"Sexual jihad" uses political and religious ideology to justify forms of sexual violence and human trafficking. The tactic is being used by ISIS militants to terrorize unmarried women in Iraq. What can be done to protect these women?

published: 06/26/2014
In the News

Just a week after Islamist insurgents captured Mosul in northern Iraq, the UN upgraded the country to a level 3 humanitarian crisis. There are now 1.5 million displaced people in Iraq, including Syrian refugees, and the crisis is expected to deepen.

published: 06/24/2014
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Amid worsening armed violence in Iraq, the Baghdad-based Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq is working to help women who have been harmed and driven out of their homes. The group is reaching out to cities with the largest numbers of women displaced by the fighting.

published: 06/19/2014
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Yanar Mohammed, Director of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), speaks to UpFront about the latest issues affecting women and children in Iraq in light of most recent developments. 

published: 06/16/2014
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"Indian, short, black and savage," Narvaez told a gathering last week, with her voice breaking and her translator in tears. "They hit me on my head too," said Narvaez, adding that neither the teachers nor anyone else at the school has done anything to protect her.

published: 05/21/2014
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“Survivors for Survivors” is a series of elegant and dignified portraits profiling some of the women working for KOFAVIV, a grassroots organization offering sanctuary and support to survivors of rape and sexual violence.

published: 01/14/2014
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There are over fifty Syrian women in Geneva this week. They are demanding a ceasefire in Syria and to be part of the planned peace talks in Geneva, January 22. Supported by international women's organisations, they are there to break the medieval narrative and to ensure that the voices of those who believe in humanity are heard.

published: 01/12/2014

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