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Thanks to women’s struggle, minors’ marriage law in Iraq failed

ANHA - 2017-12-17 15:43
Human Rights Watch said that the Iraqi parliament rejected the proposed amendments to the country's personal status law that would allow legal judges to impose a discriminatory law on family issues and set the age of marriage for females at 9 years. ...

Lina Barakat: Iraqi Law 188 is form of violence against women

ANHA - 2017-11-16 12:47
"The modification of the Personal Status Law in Iraq is considered a form of systematic and deliberate violence against women, and a form of genocide against women," Lina Barakat, the official spokeswoman in the Syrian Women Council said. ...

Personal status law is violation, real injustice to Iraqi women

ANHA - 2017-11-15 09:01
The Syrian writer and poet Roula Hassan described the amendment of the Personal Status Law in Iraq as "the new and great violation of women's rights" which makes her vulnerable to further exploitation because of such unfair laws.” ...

“Minors marriage law is moral support for ISIS thought “

ANHA - 2017-11-12 14:24
The Kongra Star in Lebanon has condemned the amendment in the Personal Status Law to allow the minors marriage, saying that this is a flagrant violation of the child 's rights and a consecration of violent and harmful practices. On behalf of all women, de ...

Iraq: Don’t Legalize Marriage for 9-Year-Olds

Peyamner - 2014-03-12 14:22
PNA - Iraq’s Council of Ministers should withdraw a new draft Personal Status Law and ensure that Iraq’s legal framework protects women and girls in line with its international obligations. ...
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