Tag Archives | Status of Women

Towards Women’s Economic Empowerment in Iraq

The World Bank Group, the Government of Iraq, and the Government of Canada launched today a US$1.95 million grant to support Iraq’s efforts to strengthen systems and deliver programs to empower women economically and politically. The “Gender and Social Protection in Iraq: Towards Economic Empowerment” program consists of two complementary components: the first component will […]

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Calls for Men to Champion Women’s Participation in Decision-Making

On Global Open Day on UNSCR 1325, calls for men to champion and support women’s participation in politics and in decision-making The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), jointly with UNWOMEN and in coordination with the Implementation and Follow Up National Reconciliation Committee (IFNRC) of the Office of Iraq’s Prime Minister, held a consultative […]

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Cafe Bombed because it Employs Women

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Religious Extremists Bomb Cafes In Basra Because They Employ Women In Basra a series of cafes and venues have been bombed. Such a security breach is rare in this part […]

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Northern Iraqi Town appoints Female Mayor

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Halabja appoints its first female mayor in over a century. But the 38-year-old knows it won’t be an easy job. Almost exactly a century ago, the Iraqi Kurdish city of […]

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IBBC Women’s Group Holds First Roundtable

IBBC Women’s Group Roundtable: Judge Marilyn Mornington on Women in the Workplace The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) Women’s Group held its first roundtable with District Judge Marilyn Mornington as the key note speaker. The event was held at G4S offices in Victoria on the 7th April and was attended by representatives of member universities […]

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Video: Escaped Yazidi Girls Tell their Stories

More than 5,000 Yazidi women are still being kepts as slaves by ISIS (Islamic State, IS, ISIL). The AMAR International Charitable Foundation has produced three short videos in which girls who managed to escape tell their horrific experiences at the hands of the rapists in ISIS. Their suffering is very much why AMAR is working […]

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$2.5m for Economic Development of Rural Women

State Minister for Women Affairs Ms. Baiyan Nouri and UN Women Representative Dr. Syed Sadiq in partnership with FAO, UNFPA and UNESCO today signed a Joint Project on “Socio-Economic Development of Rural Women”. The joint project aims at strengthening and enhancing the socio-economic status of rural women and young girls in selected governorates in Iraq. […]

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The’ Next Billion’ and the Power of Inclusive Prosperity

By Madeleine White, capacity building specialist and co-founder of Nina Magazine “Emerging markets will be a driving force in sustainable economic growth. If civil society is fully and inclusively engaged in the economy, the significant population growth rate will lead to greater consumption and therefore greater economic growth.  Cash rich emerging markets with an inclusive […]

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Rising Incomes, Multiple Wives

By Wassim Bassem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Rising incomes mean many Iraqi men marry multiple wives Hashem (a pseudonym), told Al-Monitor, “I married a widow who works as a schoolteacher and lives in the city of Karbala. I did so because […]

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ISIL Targets Professional Women, UN Warns

The United Nations human rights office today confirmed that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has established unlawful, so-called ‘shari’a courts’ in the territory under its control that have been carrying out cruel and inhuman punishments against men, women and children. Those who are punished are accused of ‘violating the group’s extremist […]

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Iraq’s Female Nurses Struggle for Equality

By Wassim Bassem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Social media user Kamal Rahal expressed his wish for Iraqi nurses to “get married and have a happy life” on the “Iraq Nurse” Facebook page. Rahal did not make this wish out of the […]

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Noor: Managing an All-Male Team for GE

By Duraid Adnan. This is an extract from an article originally published by Nina Magazine, and is reproduced here with permission. An inclusive working environment is one where everyone feels valued. Individual relationships are of course at the heart of positive partnerships, but the employer must also foster an environment that supports collaboration – between […]

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