Roundtable Discussion on Violence against Women

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad hosted its second in a series of ambassadorial roundtables January 22 to explore how the United States and Iraq can best collaborate to combat violence against women and girls in Iraq and promote women’s empowerment.

A group of Iraqi government and civil society leaders discussed with the Ambassador ongoing challenges to the status of women and girls in Iraq, and ways in which they are working to address these challenges.

Violence against women and girls continues to be a serious problem around the world, and women’s rights activists remain at risk of attack from extremists targeting female politicians, civil servants, and journalists.

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is committed to working with our Iraqi partners to help end violence against women in Iraq, the region, and the world.

(Source: Embassy of the United States)

One Response to Roundtable Discussion on Violence against Women

  1. Ruru February 1, 2013 at 2:32 am #

    I really really hope this goes beyond just a discussion, with constructive measures, laws and campaigns put into place. The benefits of empowering women is still underestimated in Iraq.