Denmark Protests Iraq Ja'afari Law



On April 1st 2014, members of Denmark's Iraqi community, joined forces with local residents outside of the Iraqi Embassy, in protest to the Iraqi Governments proposed Ja'afari Personal Status Law.

Around 500 people took part in the impromptu demonstration against the Governments plan, which if passed by the Iraqi parliament, would see changes in Iraq's law, that would legalise both marital rape and child marriage.

The campaign against the Ja'afari Law, has drawn worldwide support from both campaigners and celebrities, while gaining much needed publicity in the global media.

Unfortunately, both the US and UK government's have failed to clarify either their positions or possible changes in relationships with Iraq, should the Ja'afari Law ever be voted through by Iraq's parliament.

You can also help the campaign against the Ja'afari Personal Status Law, by signing our online petition to the Iraqi parliament here, or by placing a Twibbon on to either your Facebook or Twitter profile.

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