Out now: the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights published her new report on the impact of fundamentalism on women’s cultural rights (with input from RASHID International). The report will be presented to the UN General Assembly in the coming weeks.
RASHID International, led by Dr. Rozhen Mohammed-Amin, contributed information and research on several issues that are detrimental to the full enjoyment of cultural rights by women in Iraq, such as cultural infraction-based violence, self-immolation, female genital mutilation (FGM) and attempts to curtail freedom of movement and dress. In spite of these challenges, there have been a number of positive developments we were glad to highlight, such as civil society rising up to challenge fundamentalism and a number of legislative steps that were taken. Valuable contributions were received from Shokhan Hama Rashid Ahmed, Dr. Simone Mühl, Seán Fobbe, Professor Roger Matthews and Dr. Kozad M. Ahmed.