The Impact of Fundamentalism and Extremism on the Cultural Rights of Women in Iraq

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Research, Assessment and Safeguarding of the Heritage of Iraq in Danger (RASHID) International e.V.





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This document provides insights into the hardships that women in Iraq face due to fundamentalist interpretations of culture, tradition and religion. It can be accessed through Zenodo, an open repository developed under the European OpenAIRE program and operated by the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN).

This report by RASHID International includes contributions from around the world addressing the 2017 priority set by the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, concerned with hate caused by fundamentalism and extremism, with special attention to the impact of fundamentalism and extremism on the cultural rights of women. RASHID International e.V. is a worldwide network of archaeologists, cultural heritage experts and like-minded professionals dedicated to safeguarding the cultural heritage of Iraq, ancient Mesopotamia. RASHID is registered as a non-profit organisation in Germany and in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council since 2019.

Some of the contents of the document are:

  • Cultural infraction-based violence
  • Discrimination in higher education
  • Zoroastrian organization