Country Iraq
Year 2010
Type of Measure Justice > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Other harmful practices, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

A number of legal clinics have been set up by non-governmental organizations in Baghdad and several governorates in Iraq, excluding the region of Kurdistan.  They offer legal advice and assistance to widows, marginalized women and women without a family provider.  The number of these clinics is very small and does not match the increase in the number of widows, marginalized women and battered women.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Iraq to the questionnaire on violence against women 2010