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Women-headed households in Iraq - a case for action

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Summary

Over the past 30 years, armed conflicts and sectarian violence have ravaged Iraq, resulting in hundreds of thousands of casualties, and in widowed women suddenly being in charge of their families. Although no official statistics are available, it is estimated that there are over one million women in Iraq who must head their households. In such a deeply patriarchal society, very few women work outside the home. So once they lose their breadwinner, their lives undergo drastic and fundamental change.

Details

Production locations:
Iraq
Running time:
16 minutes
Release year:
2011
Original version:
ENG
Reference:
V-F-CR-F-0110-W
Copyright:
ICRC