During a traditional Jordanian meal of mansaf - lamb cooked in goat yoghurt - one of them, Samira al-Musawi, a member of Iraq's ruling Shia alliance and chair of the women's committee in the Iraqi parliament, said: In Irbil, the emergency management centre had reported burns cases sinceresulting in deaths. The coordinator of a women's organisation in Baghdad, who asked not to be named, says some groups target women - through kidnapping or sexual assault - "to make a family weak". You need to reconsider your damning view of your wife. An earlier Unami report cited burns cases in Dohuk inup from the year before, although most were not fatal.
He's not ready anyway, because he is working for his dad.
Climbing steadily past olive groves north of Mosul, the road into Du'a's home town of Bashiqa is dominated by the conical shrines of the Yezidi sect, an ancient religion that predates both Islam and Christianity. In October the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq Unami expressed serious concern over the rising incidence of so-called honour crimes in Iraqi Kurdistan, confirming that women had been killed in just the first six months ofthree-quarters of them by burning. This man isn't just inconveniently married, he's had sexual relations with a child regardless of whether it's his culture, that is against the law in this countryand now he's the father of four young kids himself. Her name, like those of Nur and Zaynab, has been changed for this article. They married really early - when his wife was 15 - as is normal in their culture, and he could have four wives. The domination of the religious parties, which is a negative for women, is helped by the insecurity.