Forced marriage for young girls is gradually disappearing in Iraq as freedom and democracy begin to take hold. Even among the elders in rural villages, Western ideas about free choice are gaining ground.
In the tribal areas of Kurdistan in northern Iraq, arranged marriages have been a way of life for centuries. But society is changing. Families who engaged their daughters when they were still children are now renegotiating old contracts. Thank you George W. Bush, even if the American feminazis won’t.