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Study: Sexual and Gender Violence Needs and Services for IDPs in Informal Settlements in Iraq.

In Iraq, years of repression, economic sanctions, and armed conflicts have led to a deterioration in the quality of lives of women and an associated loss to the country, since women are marginalized and unable to fully contribute economically, socially, or politically. The ongoing protracted crisis and violence, in conjunction with the recent CO VID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic consequences, have contributed to an increasing risk of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

With this study, Mercy Hands intends to shed light on the precarious living conditions in informal settlements in Salah Al Din, including SGBV incidents and risks, with the aim to increase attention from the wider community and foster a change in the policies informing humanitarian actors.

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