Babylon Governorate revealed that the percentage of the violence against children in Iraq increased up to 60% after the 2003 war.

On 26 April 2012 the annual Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on children and armed conflict(A/66/782-S/2012/261) was issued. The report covered the period from January to December 2011 and was submitted to the UN Security Council on June 11.

Underage marriage is still a problem in Iraq. But attitudes toward it differ – with some locals saying it’s positive and legal according to religious law, and others criticising it as an abuse of minors’ rights.

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