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Sex, Honor, and Shame: Confronting Violence Against Women in Iraqi Kurdistan

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Sherizaan Minwalla—Staff Attorney, Midwest Immigrant and Human Rights Center program, Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights; Attorney, “New Futures Project,” serving immigrant survivors of domestic violence.

Minwalla recently returned from Iraqi Kurdistan where she worked with the Asuda Organization for Combating Violence against Women. Asuda assists women fleeing domestic violence. They even negotiate with families to prevent honor killings. Heartland Alliance is helping Asuda set up legal and medical assistance programs.

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