UN encourages Iraq to address domestic abuse
Domestic violence is the most common type of persecution experienced by Muslim background believers across the region, heightened notably in Iraq, where the tribe reigns supreme in the absence of law, ICC noted.
This week, the United Nations began a campaign urging the Iraqi government to expedite Anti-Domestic Violence Laws, International Christian Concern reported. The country has remained under lockdown for almost two months because of COVID, and there has been a significant increase in social media reports of domestic violence.
According to ICC, the risk of abuse, and even deadly violence, runs high. In the context of Iraq, where the authorities often follow tribal customs rather than taking leadership to protect human rights, the problem is more severe.
Domestic violence is the most common type of persecution experienced by Muslim background believers across the region.
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