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Since 2006, Layla, a rape victim and former prostitute, has been secretly mapping Iraq’s underworld of sex trafficking and prostitution. 

published: 10/05/2015
Human Rights Report

 The report highlighted urgent areas of concern related to the status of human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons in Iraq and documented violations committed against these individuals under several articles of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

published: 09/21/2015
Human Rights Report

The report addresses several areas of concern related to the status of the economic, social and cultural rights of women and girls in Iraq, including the prevalence of gender-based violence, discriminatory legal provisions, and violations of rights to physical and mental health and adequate standard of living.

published: 09/21/2015
In the News

After reading about ISIS’ systematic use of rape, I recoiled. Even after decades as a women’s rights activist, I find that my mind can still reel at the levels of atrocity that women and girls endure. But this story is incomplete without mention of Iraqi and Syrian women’s resilience.

published: 08/18/2015
Human Rights Report

The analysis compared the Syrian women’s groups’ recommendations to the CEDAW Committee for the review of the second periodic report of the Syrian Arab Republic at its 58th Session in July 2014, with the resultant Concluding Observations of the Committee to the Government.

published: 07/02/2015

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