Child Abuse as a Tool of Social Control

Iraq poised to legalize marriage for girls as young as 9 Decades ago, in the years after Iraq gained independence, a tradition of child marriage persisted in its hills and plains. Upon their fathers’ orders, Iraqi girls were betrothed to strangers and rivals alike to resolve tribal disputes or incur favor. But in the mid-1970s, such acts … Continue reading Child Abuse as a Tool of Social Control