However, some in the Shiite sect continue the practice. He has no financial or moral obligation. In the BBC report, the undercover male reporter heads to meet a Shiite cleric, who was able to provide a year-old girl.
We urgently need your help! A new bill that would allow girls as young as nine to be married off in Iraq is being considered by its Parliament. While Parliament has yet to discuss the November bill that could effectively result in girls being married off as young as nine, new legislation that would exploit divorced, widowed or women who are virgins aged 30 years or older is also pending.
By Tim Stickings For Mailonline. Young Iraqi girls are being sold for sex in temporary 'marriages' that can last as little as an hour, a BBC documentary has revealed. Shia clerics were filmed offering 'pleasure marriages' in which men, usually banned from having sex outside marriage, can pay a dowry for an interim wife.
With their bright neon signs and glitzy decor, dozens of nightclubs line the streets of the Maraba district in the Syrian capital Damascus. It's here that men come from far and wide - car number plates are not just from Syria but Iraq and Saudi Arabia - to watch young women dancing. Most of the dancers are teenagers and many of them are Iraqi refugees.
Rusul woke to find herself alone. Her new husband had gone. The marriage had lasted just three hours.
Murad's disturbing personal account is part of her effort, represented by human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, to bring Islamic State members to justice for war crimes and genocide against the Yazidi people. It's not easy. When the Islamic State swept into northern Iraq inthousands of Yazidis were killed and thousands more were kidnapped, including women and girls who were taken as sex slaves.
The status of women in Iraq at the beginning of the 21st century is affected by many factors: wars most recently the Iraq Warsectarian religious conflict, debates concerning Islamic law and Iraq's Constitutioncultural traditions, and modern secularism. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi women are widowed as a result of a series of wars and internal conflicts. Women's rights organizations struggle against harassment and intimidation, while they work to promote improvements to women's status in the law, in education, the workplace, and many other spheres of Iraqi life, and to curtail abusive traditional practices such as honor killings and forced marriages. To appreciate women's achievements in this society, it is important to look at the history of their position in the society and how wars and successions in dynasties and governments have affected women's roles.
Enas was contemplating suicide. She was only Mamrashan was just one of 16 camps scattered around Duhok, a province smaller than Connecticut.
Shia clerics were secretly filmed by the BBC offering 'pleasure marriages' to men who can pay a dowry for an 'interim' wife in Iraq. Girls as young as nine are being sold for sex in temporary 'marriages' that can last as little as an hour, the BBC have revealed in a documentary. Men were filmed offering 'pleasure marriages' to men who can pay a dowry for an 'interim' wife.