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How can Iraq address child abuse, torture?

While the phenomenon of child abuse has recently come under the spotlight in Iraq, the government is not taking action to stop this violence against children.
Displaced Iraqi children who fled their homes with their families play outside Hammam al-Alil camp south of Mosul, Iraq April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTS12SI9

BAGHDAD — Child abuse has become an increasingly widespread phenomenon in Iraq, with social networking sites playing a major role in detecting any of the abuse and torture cases.

On April 10, the Human Rights Commission and the parliamentary Committee for Women, Family and Childhood condemned the rise of child abuse, describing it as brutal.

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