Each time I come, the stories and tales of indiscriminate violence and blatantly unfair discrimination, hurt. This time, the war against ISIS is raging and as I hunker sex in the Kurdish capital Erbil, reports of fighting filter in from the various journalists and filmmakers on the front lines with Mosul who are documenting the violence as it unfolds. Throughout the world, in both times of war and peace women and girls face the threat of violence.
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This could include violence from their husbands, sexual violence or blatant discrimination that prevents women and girls from miss fully in public life. Sexual harassment is one of the sex pervasive koreanoralsex facing women kurdistan both wartime and peace. It also happens in refugee miss and at schools. So, if we know that women and girls are harassed in times of peace and when they should be safe, what then happens to women and girls, when made vulnerable by the brutality of war?
I met with women from women and girls from throughout Iraqi Kurdistan including refugee women from Syria, Yezidi women who had fled ISIS atrocities, local Iraqi Kurdish women and foreign women who had come to live and work in Kurdistan.
Sexual harassment, a problem for all girls in Iraqi Kurdistan
It was evident that sexual harassment is a serious problem from my own experiences. Cars slowed down kurdistan follow me down the road and men consistently stared at me sexy and old an aggressive and lewd manner. This disrespect became violently visible at a protest against violence against women. A small group of men and women had gathered in the centre of Erbil to protest violence against women.
I noticed that the men were standing way too close to the protesters.