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Increasing Women's Political Participation in Iraq

UNDP & UNWomen reaffirm their commitment toward increasing women's political participation in Iraq The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (UNWomen) in Iraq partnered to support women's political participation and representation in Iraq. Today, the two UN agencies sign a US$1 million partnership agreement in […]

UN Women, WFP promote Women's Empowerment in Iraq

UN Women and WFP join forces to promote gender equality and women's empowerment in Iraq The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and reaffirm their commitment to strengthening collaboration and joint initiatives on gender equality […]

Collaboration on Protection of Women in Kurdistan

A new step towards gender equality in Iraq; Italy, UN Women, UNFPA collaborate on women and girls protection in Kurdistan The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) has established a partnership with UN Women and UNFPA to improve the safety, protection and wellbeing of women and girls survivors of gender-based violence in the Kurdistan Region […]

Drivers of Informality in Iraq's Labour Market

New Report Identifies Drivers of Informality in Iraq's Labour Market A new diagnostic report examining the drivers of informality in Iraq's labour market highlights the multiple and wide-ranging factors contributing to informality and the burdens imposed on the formalisation of enterprises and workers in the country. Iraq's private sector, which accounts to roughly 40 per […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Evaluation of UN Women's Leadership, UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women Security and Humanitarian Access Coordinator, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Senior Child Protection Manager, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Nutrition Coordinator, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Humanitarian […]

Calls for Men to Champion Women’s Participation in Decision-Making

On Global Open Day on UNSCR 1325, calls for men to champion and support women’s participation in politics and in decision-making The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), jointly with UNWOMEN and in coordination with the Implementation and Follow Up National Reconciliation Committee (IFNRC) of the Office of Iraq’s Prime Minister, held a consultative […]

Fears for 750,000 Civilians in Western Mosul

Humanitarians fear for the 750,000 civilians in western Mosul 100 days after military operations to retake Mosul started, humanitarian partners are expressing deep concern about the plight of the estimated 750,000 civilians who are currently living in the western sections of the city where fighting is expected to start in coming weeks. "We are relieved […]

UN Distributes Blankets to Women in Camps Near Mosul

Freezing Temperatures in IDP Camps: UN Women Iraq Distributes High Thermal Blankets and Necessity Kits to Women and Girls in two camps Near Eastern Mosul The UN Women Iraq team went on mission near eastern Mosul this week to distribute 3,000 high thermal blankets to women and girls in two camps. Women and girls have […]

A Safe Space

By Madeleine White Last week was Week of Women and Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). It is not surprising therefore that I was involved in two thought leadership events – both looking at different perspectives of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and the players and policies that shape it. The first event was hosted by the FCO's Wilton […]