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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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Persistent Gender Inequality in Iraq

Persistent Gender Inequality in Iraq Calls for Coordinated Efforts in Developing 2nd National Action Plan on Implementing Resolution 1325 Gender inequality continues to prevail in Iraq with worrisome signals that it is deepening, requiring intensified efforts and coordination in developing a new action plan on implementing UN Security Council resolution 1325, UN Representative to Iraq […]

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New Helpline for GBV Survivors

Survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) can now dial “119” to receive support, counselling, and referrals to community-based services and resources in the region. On 26 September, UNFPA and the General Directorate for Combatting Violence Against Women (GDCVAW) in KRI launched the first helpline for gender-based violence survivors. The […]

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Empowering Women to build Sustainable Peace in Iraq

Empowering women key to building a sustainable peace in Iraq Over the last few years, Iraq has gone through extraordinary changes, and Iraqis faced a unique set of difficult conditions exacerbated by conflict and terrorism. Iraqi women in particular have had to bear a heavy burden, including internal displacement, economic hardship, violence and discrimination. In […]

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Women in Conservative Basra Seek – And Find – More Freedoms

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. By Ahmad Waheed. Women In Conservative Basra Seek – And Find – More Freedoms An influx of investors, immigration, better security and more shopping malls is emboldening females in the […]

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Strengthening Women’s Role in Protecting Iraq’s Environment

To strengthen women’s participation in national environment protection, disaster preparedness and risk response to climate action, an electronic platform was launched on “Women for Safe and Green Iraq” (WfSGI). This is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Environment, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The aim of WfGSI is to provide […]

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Kirkuk Women Buck Stereotypes With Streetside Sales

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. A small group of Kirkuk women have set up a market of their own, selling handicrafts and home-made jewellery. It’s an opportunity to make money for their families but also […]

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Women’s Centre helps Women “knit” Lives Back Together

Women’s centre in Iraq helps women “knit” their lives back together Three years ago, conflict forced Haneen Ali* to flee her home in Mosul, in northern Iraq. With her parents, she hiked through minefields before finding safety in the Debaga camp. “The journey was long and tiring,” said Ms. Ali, now 22. “I had to […]

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Gender Mainstreaming in Iraq’s Elections

UNDP and UNAMI works with Iraqi High Elections Commission (IHEC) on gender mainstreaming in Iraq’s elections 20 participants from IHEC’s gender unit participated in the first of a series of capacity building activites planned to support IHEC in the period leading up to the upcoming elections. The workshop, jointly organized by the United Nations Development […]

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UNAMI Technical Support Training for Civil Society

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO), within its program of technical support to civil society organizations in the Kurdistan Region, conducted a “Specialized Training on Preparation of the Shadow Report for Treaty Bodies: the CEDAW Convention” in Sulaimaniyah. Representatives from 21 NGOs in Sulaimaniyah participated in the training, 12 […]

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Preventing Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in Iraq

“As humanitarians, we have a collective responsibility to prevent and safely respond to sexual abuse and exploitation in Iraq,” said Jennifer Emond, a UNFPA specialist on the subject, during a training programme in Iraq. Risk of sexual exploitation and abuse escalate during times of crisis. Community protection systems are disrupted when populations are displaced, and […]

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