Tag Archives | Human rights

Video: Cracking down on Trafficking of Women in Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Cracking down on the human trafficking of women in Iraq The trafficking of young women for prostitution is a problem across the world. But in Iraq, it has reached such proportions that a […]

First National Conference to Address Early Marriage in Iraq

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the Council of Ministers Secretariat (COMSEC), in partnership with the Women Empowerment Department (WED), and support from the United Kingdom, Sweden, France and Canada, organised a two-day conference to address early marriage in Iraq. The conference, which took place on 11-12 June, recognised the alarming situation with early […]

UN Committee against Torture publishes Findings on Iraq

By John Lee The UN Committee against Torture (CAT) has published findings on Cuba, Iceland, Iraq, Kenya, Montenegro and Uruguay, the six State parties it reviewed during its latest session. With regard to Iraq, the CAT said: "The Committee was concerned about continued reports of torture or ill-treatment in detention facilities. It observed that the […]

US issues Report on Human Rights in Iraq

By John Lee. The US State Department has issued its annual Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Iraq. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. Click here to download the full report. (Source: US Department of […]

KRG, UNFPA tackling Gender-Based Violence

The Department of Media and Information (DMI) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to promote ending gender-based violence and youth participation in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The event was also attended by the Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations, […]

UN: Arbitrary Detention of Foreign Businessmen in Iraq

By John Lee. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has concluded that Australian engineer Robert Pether and Egyptian engineer Khalid Radwan were "arbitrarily detained on discriminatory grounds", and demanded their immediate release. The pair have been detained in Iraq since April 2021, following a contract dispute relating to the construction of the new Central […]

HRW: Impunity for Violence Against LGBT People in Iraq

From Human Rights Watch (HRW). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq: Impunity for Violence Against LGBT People Armed groups in Iraq abduct, rape, torture, and kill lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, with impunity, Human Rights Watch said in a report released […]

First Gender-Based Violence Strategic Plan launched in Iraq

The Ministry of Health in Iraq, together with the World Health Organization (WHO), launched the first Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Strategic Plan 2022-2026 on 31 January 2022. The plan will provide the strategic vision and the operational directions for better implementation and coordination of sustainable interventions related to the health system response to GBV to reduce […]

HRW: Investigating a Massacre, Iraq Should Address Root Causes

From Human Rights Watch (HRW). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Investigating a Massacre, Iraq Should Address Root Causes On December 31, Iraqi security forces killed 20 people from a single family in a raid on a home in Jableh district in […]

Iraq: Impunity for Serious Abuses - HRW

From Human Rights Watch (HRW). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq: Impunity for Serious Abuses The Iraqi government failed in 2021 to deliver on promises to hold to account those responsible for the abuse of protesters, activists, journalists, and critics of […]

SafeYou App: Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Kurdistan

UNFPA, MOI KRI launch SafeYou App, helping women and girls in Kurdistan be protected from gender-based violence The Ministry of Interior in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the General Directorate of Combatting Violence against Women and Families (DGCVAW) and UNFPA have launched the SafeYou application in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The SafeYou application helps […]