Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Iraq 2013-2018: A Mapping Report

Authored by: Ilham Makki Hammadi

Categories: Human Rights, Humanitarian Emergencies, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: Access to Justice and Rule of Law, Countering Violent Extremism, Economic Participation, Economic Recovery, Human Development, Political Transitions, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), Sexual and Reproductive Health
Country: Iraq
Region: Middle East and North Africa
Year: 2021
Citation: Makki Hammadi, Ilham. "Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Iraq 2013-2018: A Mapping Report." Impunity Watch. April 2021.

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Executive Summary

In the clear absence of gender-sensitive data, particularly data dealing with taboo issues such as sexual violence, this mapping report seeks to address this gap and shed light on the general contexts in which SGBV crimes and violations are increasingly perpetrated. The mapping exercise also seeks to identify the most common patterns (and locations) in which these violations are committed and their root causes, as well as the general profiles of perpetrators. The mapping exercise covers three periods: 2003-2008, 2008-2014, and 2014-2018, respectively. The report is primarily based on information gathered from published reports, and supplemented by the direct testimonies obtained during interviews with survivors, as well as researchers and activists working alongside them.