Tag Archives | Women

Fair Competition to Empower Women in the Arab World

By John Lee. Fair competition is needed to economically empower women in the Arab world Female labor force participation levels in Arab countries are the lowest in the world, despite the rising educational attainment of women reaching working age, according to an article from the Middle East Institute. Rabah Arezki, Ferid Belhaj argue that young […]

Promoting Gender-Responsive Electoral Processes

A three-day workshop has concluded in Baghdad, which considered ways how to ensure the meaningful engagement of Iraqi women in elections. The workshop on gender-responsive electoral processes, jointly organized by the Independent High Elections Commissions (IHEC) and UNAMI in collaboration with UNDP, was held within the context of UNAMI’s mandate to assist and advise IHEC […]

UNAMI Urges Inclusion of Women in Decision-Making

UNAMI Urges Inclusion of Women in Politics and Decision-Making Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Alice Walpole (pictured), has addressed the launch of a Regional Forum aimed at advancing women’s rights in Iraq and across the Middle Eastern region, with participants from Iraq, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Yemen. […]

The Plight of Displaced Female-headed Families

By Amnesty International. Nobody wants us: The plight of displaced female-headed families in Iraq Amnesty International and other organizations have continuously documented the collective punishment of displaced families, especially female-headed families. Many are perceived as supporters of the Islamic State armed group (IS) due to factors outside their control – such as being related, however […]

MoU to promote Gender Equality, Empowerment of Women

UN Women, Office of the President of the Republic of Iraq sign MoU to promote gender equality, empowerment of women UN Women in Iraq and the Office of the President of the Republic of Iraq signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 15 April 2019 providing a framework of cooperation in areas of gender equality and […]

Gender Equality Seal – Empowering Iraq Women

Empowering women in Iraq through Gender Equality Tool Seal Gender mainstreaming is the cornerstone of development and peacebuilding, it occupied a very important part in SDGs and Agenda 2030. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) had developed an assessment tool to track gender equality in the public institutions, in order to create a baseline and […]

Video: Push to Criminalise Domestic Violence

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Women in Iraq push to Criminalise Domestic Violence Domestic violence has been on the rise in Iraq, with women’s groups blaming instability and the break down of law and order. However, there has […]

Women’s Empowerment “Contributes to National Stability”

International Women’s Day was celebrated today at an event organized by the Directorate for the Empowerment of Iraqi Women at the Council of Ministers. The event, which was supported by UN Women and the International Medical Corps, was attended by senior Iraqi government officials, including the two Deputy Speakers of the Council of Representatives, human […]

AMAR’s Women Work Wonders

By Kate Denereaz, for the AMAR International Charitable Foundation. Work is a huge part of our lives. It provides security, meaning and a sense of belonging. It’s part of who we are. Many AMAR staff, like the people they serve, have been displaced by war and violence. Working for AMAR provides structure and a semblance […]

Iraq Britain Business Council Launches Women’s Group

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has announced that it has launched it’s ‘IBBC Women’s Group’, dedicated to empowering and advancing women’s careers and networks across all areas of business in Iraq, the Middle East and Internationally. Under the Chairmanship of Samar Thamer of AMS Iraq and coordinated by IBBC’s Agne Abramauskaite and Ashley Goodall, the […]

Women’s Advisory Group on Reconciliation and Politics

The Women’s Advisory Group (WAG) on Reconciliation and Politics, which was established in October 2018 with the support of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), was officially inaugurated on Thursday in Baghdad. The Group is expected to lobby for the advancement of women’s role in politics and making their voices heard. Women continue […]

Merger of Parliamentary Committees sidelines Women

By Sara al-Qaher for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Merger of parliamentary committees further sidelines Iraqi women There are no easy options for Iraqi graduates who want to continue their education with post-graduate studies. If they have good grades, they […]

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