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Iraq: An Underground Railroad for Iraqi Women

December 10, 2010

 and the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) work together to meet the needs of survivors of gender-based violence and to empower Iraqi women to defend their rights.

Iraqi Kurdistan: Woman stoned to death for eloping

IKWRO: In the latest killing, or at least the latest to come to public attention, Kurdistan Aziz was 16 years old when she escaped her family with a man she knew they would not accept, and courageously following the ancient tradition of 'radu kauten' they eloped together to Arbil, the capital city of Iraqi Kurdistan. They planned to start a life together. But her father had other ideas for her; not of love, happiness or choice but that she must die for this rebellion against the patriarchal order.