Iraq: climate of fear: Sexual Violence and abduction of Women and girls in Baghdad
Source:Human Rights Watch
At a time when insecurity is on the rise in Baghdad, women and girls in Baghdad told Human Rights Watch that the insecurity and fear of sexual violence or abduction is keeping them in their homes, out of schools, away from work and looking for employment.
The failure of the occupying power to protect women and girls from violence, and redress it when it occurs, has both immediate and long-term negative implications for the safety of women and girls and for their participation in post-war life in Iraq.
Submitted on Mon, 07/21/2003 - 23:00