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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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Enhancing Access to Psychosocial and Mental Health Services

UNFPA and Spain Join Efforts to Enhance Access to Psychosocial and Mental Health Services in Iraq The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) joined efforts with UNFPA to improve access to psychosocial, mental health, and GBV services to women and girls in Iraq through a contribution of €400,000 to the programme. The conflict in […]

Video: Women in Iraq Reclaiming Roles in Society

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The role of women in Iraqi society has come under the spotlight as more women assert themselves in all areas of society. Rights activists have felt those in charge are resisting the change, […]

Video: Iraq’s Yazidi Projects face Funding Threat

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In northern Iraq, several projects are trying to help Yazidi women support themselves and their loved ones after ISIL drove them from their towns and villages into refugee camps. But as the threat […]