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Awareness session about domestic violence delivered for displaced young men

Emma organization for Human Development has delivered a session about domestic violence in Persevi2 camp on 27th of August 2017 .

15 displaced young men have participated in the awareness session .

According to (Human Rights Watch), Domestic violence remains a serious problem in Iraq. The Iraq Family Health Survey (IFHS)  2006/7 found that one in five Iraqi women  are subject to physical domestic violence.

On 2012 Ministry of Planning study found that at least 36 percent of married women reported experiencing some form of psychological abuse from their husbands, 23 percent to verbal abuse, 6 percent to physical violence and 9 percent to sexual violence.

While the Iraqi constitution expressly prohibits “all forms of violence and abuse in the family,” only the Kurdistan Region of Iraq has a law on domestic violence.

Iraq’s Anti- Violence against Women Strategy (2013-2017),adopted in March 2013, and the National  Strategy on Advancement of Women in Iraq, adopted in 2014, both called for legislation on domestic violence/violence against women.

Enacting and enforcing a national law to combat domestic violence that meets international standards is a critical measure for preventing and responding to these abuses. The Convention on the Elimination of

All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), which Iraq ratified in 1986, considers violence against women a form of gender-based discrimination and the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has called on state parties to pass violence against women legislation.

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