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Iraqi President says women deserve

Barham Salih
President Barham Salih stressed on Monday that it is time for Iraq to support and empower women.

Saleh said in a statement that Iraq has suffered from human rights violations and that women's share of oppression was the largest.

The statement added that Iraqi women have long suffered from discrimination in employment and exclusion from senior positions.

He also pointed out that legislative efforts have been attempting to curb this issue, referring to the female Yazidi survivors draft law. He referred to final touches to the draft law on the protection against domestic violence

The Iraqi president has further said he looks forward to the day in which Iraqi women deserve to be placed in the position they deserve after having suffered, struggled and made a lot of sacrifices.