Tag Archives | Sexual and gender based violence (SGBV)

CERF contributes $1.6m to UNFPA in Iraq

The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) contributed US$ 1.6 million to UNFPA for two years to provide integrated sexual reproductive health (SRH) and gender-based violence (GBV) interventions in Iraq. The funding will strengthen the capacity of national actors, in particular women empowerment organisations, in their response to gender-based violence following a survivor-centred approach and will […]

Japan Invests Additional $600k for Life-Saving Services in Iraq

Japan Invests Additional US$ 607,500 for Life-Saving Maternal and Protection Services The Government of Japan approved an additional US$607,500 to support the continuation of reproductive health and gender-based violence-related services provided by UNFPA. In 2020, Japan contributed US$ 1.3 Million to increase the utilisation, access, and continuation of life-saving, survivor-centred, multi-sectoral gender-based violence and sexual […]

"Shadow Pandemic" of Domestic Violence across Iraq

By John Lee. As reports of gender-based violence (GBV) rise across Iraq, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) warns that a shadow pandemic is spreading across the country and is calling for support to women and girls to be rapidly scaled-up. More here. (Source: IRC)

US continues to fund GBV Prevention in Iraq

UNHCR welcomes the new generous contribution from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration towards UNHCR's Gender Based Violence (GBV) prevention and response activities for internally displaced persons, returnees, and refugees in Iraq. GBV remains a major area of concern to UNHCR and is generally underreported due to social stigma, fear […]

Calls for Expression of Interest: Training on GBV Reporting

Calls for expression of interest: training on GBV reporting during health crises The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Iraq will conduct in collaboration with UNFPA Syria Hub a training session for Arab-speaking journalists in Iraq on GBV reporting during health crises: COVID-19. This training aims to provide participants with advanced skills in covering gender-based […]

Norway Supports Protection of Women in Iraq

By John Lee. The Government of Norway has donated NOK 20 million (approximately US$ 2 million) in support of the UNFPA humanitarian programme on gender-based violence across in Iraq. This contribution is part of a wider NOK 100 million contribution from Norway to UNFPA's Global Humanitarian Action Overview aiming at mitigating, preventing and responding to […]

UN: Time for Iraq to Endorse Anti-Domestic Violence Law

UN in Iraq raises the alarm: Time to endorse the anti-domestic violence law The UN in Iraq urges the Iraqi Parliament to speed up the endorsement of the Anti-Domestic Violence Law amid alarming reports of a rise in gender-based and domestic violence cases perpetrated across the country, especially with increased household tensions as a result […]

Japan Supporting Women and Girls in Iraq

The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 1.3 million towards UNFPA interventions for integrated lifesaving reproductive health and gender-based violence services to vulnerable women and girls in five governorates across Iraq. UNFPA has been adopting an integrated approach to enable women and girls to receive a comprehensive package of services, continuum of care, as well […]

$3.4m to support Women and Children in Iraq

UNFPA renews its partnership with the European Regional Development and Protection Programme for Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq (RDPP II) with a multi-year grant of a total of DKK 22,056,446, equivalent of US$ 3.36 million to the Fund’s on-going interventions to mitigate and respond to gender-based violence in Iraq. The conflict in Iraq and the subsequent […]

Norway contributes $2m to end GBV in Iraq

“We had to run quickly: they were coming in at us. We could hear them from far. My whole life crumbled that same moment. I froze but I could hear my sister screaming: “move or they will kill you, or worse take you,” said Minar from Qamishli, in Syria, recollecting the moment she and her […]

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 […]