Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Divorce problems in Iraq

I stumble on so many problems these days in society but the most frequent is the problem of divorce, now divorce is a way out of a marriage in Iraq, but unfortunately it's not a great one especially for women …what happens to a woman here in Iraq is very awkward , its true that in most cases she gets to keep custody of her children , but she is only given a small allowance , that’s if the man has a salary from the government , the problem is not in this issue , it is how a divorced woman is looked at in Iraqi society , they always seem to blame the woman for the divorce even though she has not initiated or filed for it , they view the woman as having a deficiency in her honor , they always view her in that way thinking that she must have committed something that breaches her honor to deserve it , I know its hard but I would really like to do something for women going through this ordeal like getting the Iraqi government to legislate certain laws that help women… there is no counseling, no special groups not even special organizations that help women cope, they have to deal with it alone…and she usually ends up going back to her parents home, she cannot live alone in most cases because of traditions.. And she must face society head down because of a decision she probably didn’t make but was made for her!!

3 comments:

Rach said...

That is horrible. I live in a society where divorce is the easiest thing in the world and irreconcilable differences is the most common reason put forward. Nobody looks down upon anyone else it's just a part of life. The new statistic is that 1 in every 2 marriages end in divorce which is shocking.

I encourage to do something for these women, they don't deserve the treatment they get. may you be blessed for it.

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