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Iraqi Women Enduring 'Silent Emergency'

OneWorld.net, Posted: Mar 24, 2009

Despite security gains, Iraqi women remain trapped in a cycle of poverty, desperation, and violence as a result of the prolonged conflict, says a new survey of 1,700 women in the war-torn country. The Iraqi government must launch a "surge" of state assistance for women, "the forgotten victims of Iraq," who are struggling to survive with little or no access to basic social services, according to the international poverty alleviation agency Oxfam America. Amnesty International also urged the Iraqi authorities to consult with women human rights defenders on measures to combat gendered violence, warning that "levels of violence against women may remain high if the authorities continue to allow men to kill and maim women with impunity, and if gender segregation and discrimination against women become further entrenched."

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