Gay killings on rise in Iraq?

BAGHDAD, May 28 (UPI) -- About 30 people have been killed in Iraq in the past three months because they were homosexual or believed to be gay, a U.N. agency says.

Iraqi gays face gruesome torture/murder technique

As the murder campaign targeting Iraqi gays intensifies, a leading Arabic television network last week revealed the use of a horrifying new form of lethal torture against Iraqi gay men - anti-gay Shii

UN Report: "Honor Killings" Rampant in Iraq

In Iraq, a story of rape, shame and 'honor killing'

Alaa al-Marjani / Associated Press

SOFA in Iraq: Would you marry your rapist?

Yanar Mohammed, President of the Organisation of Women's Freedom in Iraq () compares the States of Forces Agreement to forced marriage witha rapist (

Don't blame the victims of violence against women

Hamida Ghafour

As a woman travelling and working alone in the Islamic world I am sometimes not subject to the same rules as my male colleagues, which has its advantages.

The Iraqi teenage girl killed for loving a British soldier

Afif Sarhan in Basra
The Observer, Sunday 27 April 2008

Honor Killings Continue in Iraq

Tuesday, 6 January 2009, 11:24 am

by Bhumika Ghimire

Female Genital Cutting in Kurdistan

For Kurdish Girls, a Painful Ancient Ritual

The Widespread Practice of Female Circumcision in Iraq's North Highlights The Plight of Women in a Region Often Seen as More Socially Progressive

Iraq: Hitman charges $100 a victim as Basra honour killings rise


Fathers and husbands who openly hire assassins on the streets of the city are going unpunished