NGO Collective Statement to UN Human Rights Council Special Session on Iraq––Serious Protection & Rights Needs of Women & Girls in Iraq (Appeals & Demonstrations)


September 1, 2014

Distinguished members of the United Nation’s Human Rights Council,

As the Council debates the human rights implications of the violence and displacement in Iraq, MADRE, the Organization for Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), the IWHR Clinic, and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), urges members to consider the particular impact of the current situation on women, in particular in areas under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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