On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
- Mrs. Pascale Warda urges the bodies concerned with women's rights to adopt deterrent policies against this dangerous phenomenon.
- Mrs. Warda: Psychological, physical and sexual violence in Iraq has risen at dangerous rates.
- Secretary-General of the United Nations: one out of every three women in the world subjected to some form of violence.
Mrs. Pascale Warda, Chairwoman of Hammurabi Human Rights Organization, urged government institutions and all other bodies concerned to women's right for firm and continuous response to stop the violence against Iraqi women.
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of violence against Women on November 25th Mrs. Warda stated that:
The phenomenon is now spreading in Iraq at very disturbing rates, as the rate of psychological, physical and sexual violence has increased, plagued thousands of Iraqi women. Indeed, this violence increased to the point that many women lost their lives while others inherited chronic psychological and physical diseases resulting the crime to get rid of their children.
Mrs. Warda also said, “Hammurabi Human Rights Organization, condemns this hateful aggressive phenomenon and works with many human rights means to pursue, confirm that the elimination of violence against women still needs a national plan in which organizations, bodies and personalities that have a clear influence on the Iraqi scene, and that there must be deterrent laws against the phenomenon that the perpetrators must be prosecuted along with the necessity of launching activities of a social, economic and cultural nature to expose the phenomenon of this kind of seeking to set decisive standards to reduce it through the necessary administrative mechanisms.
It is to be mentioned that the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was launched by the United Nations after the dangers that threaten women's life and domineering masculine disputes.
António Guterres, in his comment on the occasion, said that one of every three women in the world, subjected to some form of psychological, physical and sexual violence and that women are more vulnerable to human rights violations during wars and conflicts as well as economic violations.
Baghdad, 26 November 2020