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  7. In Iraq, women’s freedoms have regressed since the U.S.-led 2003 invasion and overthrow of Saddam Hussein, the poll showed.

    A decade of instability and conflict has affected women disproportionately. Domestic abuse and prostitution have increased, illiteracy has soared and up to 10 percent of women – or 1.6 million – have been left widowed and vulnerable, according to Refugees International.

    Hundreds of thousands of women displaced internally and across borders are vulnerable to trafficking, kidnapping and rape, the U.N. refugee agency says.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/12/us-arab-women-idUSBRE9AB00820131112

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