The History of Domestic Violence in Iraq Date: 20/11/2022 | Views: 460

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The History of Domestic Violence in Iraq
Doaa Abd ALHadi Mohamed
AL- Mustaqbal University College
An article on the history of domestic violence in IraqThe latest estimates of the Iraqi Ministry of Planning revealed that the population would rise to 40 million at the end of 2020, and expected that the number would increase over the next ten years to become fifty million by 2030. Since the US invasion in 2003, Iraq has not conducted a census due to security conditions and divisions the country has gone through.
With the Ministry of Planning announcing that the country’s population has risen to 40 million, according to its latest estimates, and in light of the estimated equal number of males and females, and with figures of violence against women that confirm that one woman is subjected to violence from every four women, violence affects more than two million women in Iraq. , says researcher Ali.
He added: “Each of them has a history of domestic violence, a history of suffering, injustice and unspoken pain due to customs, poor awareness, and the absence of economic independence, as well as the inability of the legal system to protect women.”
In light of these “terrifying numbers,” Ali asserts, campaigns appear from time to time to advocate and demand the adoption of legislation and legal and procedural measures to limit violence against women. Campaigns enjoy human rights, academic, youth and sometimes governmental support, “but they face complex accounts in the corridors of legislators.”
Major Ahmed Aziz, of the Family and Child Department in the Department of Domestic Violence in DhiQar, says: “We are eagerly awaiting the adoption of the Domestic Violence Law, because it will contribute to putting an end to many of the problems faced by the Iraqi family, and will facilitate the work of the investigation officers in the Family and Child Department.”
However, Hind does not trust that a law or procedure can save it from the cycle of violence and despair that it is experiencing. She believes that she will remain her captive and victim forever. She repeats, “There is no salvation for us,” while looking beyond the window glass, before asking, “When will the law be issued?”