Guilt By Association: Iraqi Women Detained And Subject To Sexual Exploitation And Abuse


This brief urges the Government of Iraq and its partners to take immediate action regarding the reported detention and sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) of Iraqi women and girls perceived or alleged to be affiliated with ISIS by Iraqi Security Forces and other Iraqi authorities, and gives key recommendations. RI learned that many displaced Iraqis – primarily women and children – suspected of ISIS sympathies or having family ties to ISIS fighters have been forcibly relocated by Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) to de factodetention sites throughout the country, where they are detained indefinitely, their documentation seized, and their freedom of movement severely restricted.

Download the brief below, or read the original by Refugees International here.