March 22, 2023

On Wednesday, February 15 at 19:30 GMT:
Iraqi girls’s rights activists are talking out towards the homicide of 22-year-old YouTube vlogger Tiba al-Ali, who was allegedly strangled by her personal father. The so-called “honor killing” has led to renewed requires Iraq’s authorities to enact legal guidelines towards home violence.

For years a draft home violence regulation has been stalled in parliament. Ladies’s rights advocates say Iraq’s current legal guidelines are too lenient towards those that commit gender-based violence and permit husbands to “self-discipline” their wives with beatings. In different circumstances, the regulation permits lowered sentences for males who kill or completely injure their wives or feminine kinfolk within the case of adultery.

These advocating for express criminalization of gender-based violence additionally say that extra must be completed to strengthen the social security internet for girls and women in danger.

What affect may recognizing home violence have on the protection of Iraqi girls? On this episode of The Stream, we’ll have a look at what extra must be completed to guard girls and women in Iraq.

On this episode of The Stream, we communicate with:
Marsin Alshamary, @MarsinRA
Non-resident fellow, Brookings Establishment

Hanaa Edwar
Co-founder, Iraqi Al-Amal Affiliation

Ruwayda Mustafah, @RuwaydaMustafah
political activist

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