The Anfal decision, as it is known, named six of Saddam's highest officials as responsible for the genocidal campaign that left hundreds of Kurdish people dead. It also designated rape as a form of torture.
"Arrêtons le génocide des femmes en Irak! Dénonçons les assassinats de femmes à Bassoraet à Al-amara!"
One hundred and thirty-three women were killed last year in Basra, Iraq’s second largest city, either by religious vigilantes or as a result of so-called “honour” killings, a report said on 31 December, 2007.
The Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) condemns the killings of women in Basra and Umara and calls for women's protection services.
Unicef says an estimated two million children in Iraq continue to face threats, including poor nutrition, disease and interrupted education.
"Commemorating pioneer women and present challenges for the Iraqi women march"
The chief of police in the southern Iraqi city of Basra has warned of a campaign of violence against women carried out by religious extremists.
Download an unofficial English translation of the Iraq Personal Status Law of 1959.
"Supporters say Article 41 will keep the state out of civil affairs. Critics say it will usher in Sharia."
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