A new report from The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq makes for depressing reading:
“The report shows that gender-based violence remains one of the key unaddressed problems throughout Iraq. Numerous murders of women under the guise of so-called â€œhonour killingsâ€ are still being recorded as suicides, the report shows, while in the Northern Region of Kurdistan the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) remains a tolerated practice.”
Not that this sort of behaviour is unique to Iraq, but it is dispiriting that it is happening right under our noses, and in a climate that we have helped create.
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