Televised images of tortured and violated bodies during and after the US invasion of Iraq in altered the conceptualization of the body in Iraqi public space and, more visibly, in contemporary fiction. Iraqi modern fiction prior to the invasion used a recurrent representation to depict the body as an ideological exposition hall for masculine agents, where they expressed political concerns in sexual anxieties. Contemporary Iraqi fiction offers new employment of masculinity.
Shia clerics were secretly filmed by the BBC offering 'pleasure marriages' to men who can pay a dowry for an 'interim' wife in Iraq. Girls as young as nine are being sold for sex in temporary 'marriages' that can last as little as an hour, the BBC have revealed in a documentary. Men were filmed offering 'pleasure marriages' to men who can pay a dowry for an 'interim' wife.
Hiba, who is now 16, wore the hijab, or Islamic head scarf, and rose early each day to say the dawn prayer before classes. But that was before militias began threatening their Baghdad neighborhood and Umm Hiba and her daughter fled to Syria last spring. Desperate, Umm Hiba followed the advice of an Iraqi acquaintance and took her daughter to work at a nightclub along a highway known for prostitution.
Iraq attained its independence as a kingdom in It was proclaimed a "republic" in after a coup overthrew the monarchy, but in actuality, a series of strongmen ruled the country until Territorial disputes with Iran led to an inconclusive and costly eight-year war In OctoberIraqis approved a constitution in a national referendum and, pursuant to this document, elected a member Council of Representatives COR in December
As thousands of women and girls are being raped, abused and victimized as part of the Islamic State's sex slave operation in Iraq and Syria, one Iraqi man is buying ISIS sex slaves in order to free and reunite them with their families. In the Islamic State's sex slave market, captured religious minority women, girls and even babies are sold to militants and supporters willing to dish out good money for a new jihadi bride or woman they just want to abuse and hand off to their buddies when they are finished. Although many find it unethical to participate in the Islamic State's human trafficking market that helps fund the terrorist organization that has killed thousands, one unnamed Iraqi man is purchasing ISIS's sex slaves not for phyiscal pleasure but to give them freedom.
W hen I received an email from the Kurdish feminist writer and activist Houzan Mahmoud, asking if I would speak at the first conference on sexual violence against women and girls to be held in Iraqi Kurdistan, I could barely contain my excitement. Kurdish women have engaged in armed resistance for decades, and were instrumental in the demise of Saddam Hussein. Notwithstanding the proud history of resistance to totalitarian regimes, the conference, held in the city of Sulaymaniyah, was a brave move.
An Iraqi woman holds up her hand decorated with henna inside her beauty shop in Basra. According to the World Bank, one in four members in the Iraqi parliament are women. However, in the elections, as many as 1, women ran for elections and only 83 women won seats in parliament.
Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. A new study states Iraqi girls as young as 10 have been trafficked into countries including Syria, Lebanon and the UAE. Story highlights Study: Years of conflict have made Iraqi women vulnerable to sex trafficking Thousands of women and girls are thought to have been trafficked in Iraq and the region Some girls as young as 11 have been sold as sex slaves in nightclubs, the report says The issue is shrouded in secrecy in a conservative, mostly Muslim society.
She uncovers the grooming and exploitation of vulnerable girls and young women, trapped into prostitution and pimped out by a religious elite. A young widow alleges that a cleric from an important shrine sold her to his friends in a prostitution ring, while secret filming reveals another cleric conducting a pleasure marriage with a girl he believes to be only In marriage offices near the shrines, some clerics are offering pleasure marriages.
The use of explosive weapons in Iraq has had far-reaching and devastating consequences. In Marchthe US conducted a series of airstrikes across Mosul, killing and injuring hundreds of civilians. Nine members of one family were killed in the attacks, including children. Survivors watched Iraqi civil defence workers pull bodies from the rubble of their neighbours' houses.