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Official statistics on divorce rates in Iraq reveal the extent of social problems that undercut marriage ties, where women are often the main victims. In 2012, Iraqi courts recorded an increase in divorce rates. The official website of the judicial council revealed that “the number of divorce cases had reached 5,380 by September.”

Iraqi divorce rates, social problems on rise

Ali Abel Sadah reports for Al-Monitor Iraq Pulse:

Official statistics on divorce rates in Iraq reveal the extent of social problems that undercut marriage ties, where women are often the main victims.

In 2012, Iraqi courts recorded an increase in divorce rates. The official website of the judicial council revealed that “the number of divorce cases had reached 5,380 by September.”

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