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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

UNFPA hands over 11 Women's Centres in Duhok

UNFPA hands over 11 women centres in Duhok to the Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs UNFPA and its partner Harikar Organisation handed over 11 Women Community Centres to the Directorate of Labour and Social Affairs in Duhok. The Women Community Centres were first established by UNFPA in 2013 amid the humanitarian crisis, during the […]

France Contributes $1.5m for Women's Protection in Iraq

France Contributes US$ 1.539 M for Women Protection Services through UNFPA Programmes in Iraq The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Iraq welcomes the French Government's new contribution of US$ 1,539,000 to strengthen the prevention of and response to gender-based violence in Anbar, Baghdad, Basra, and Nineveh governorates. The new commitment will focus on increasing […]

Results of Iraq Women Integrated Social and Health Survey

Ministry of Planning, UNFPA launch results of the second Iraq Women Integrated Social and Health Survey The Ministry of Planning, the Central Statistical Organization and UNFPA have launched the results of the second Iraq Women Integrated Social and Health (IWISH) survey, conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning at the Kurdistan Regional Government - […]

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 […]

Organizational Development Leadership Training for YPS

Ministry of Youth, UNFPA, FBA Hold Organizational Development Leadership Training for the Youth, Peace, Security Coalition The Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) and UNFPA, in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth & Sports, held the first Organizational Development Leadership training for the Iraqi Coalition on Youth, Peace, Security (YPS). During the five-day training, experts on the […]

Enhancing Services to Women and Girls in Anbar

UNFPA, Anbar Governorate Sign Framework to Enhance Services to Women and Girls UNFPA Representative to Iraq, Dr Rita Columbia, and the Governor of Anbar, Mr Ali Farhan Al-Dulaimi, signed a Joint Cooperation Framework on Sunday to increase access to services responding to gender-based violence and protecting women and girls in Anbar. The agreement will be […]

Social Responsibility Skills for Young Entrepreneurs in Erbil

UNFPA launches Social Responsibility Skills for Young Entrepreneurs Project UNFPA and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs with the Ministry of Culture and Youth in the Kurdistan Regional Government launched the Social Responsibility Skills for Young Entrepreneurs project in Erbil. The project was based on the success story of the "Orange Corners Erbil Programme" […]

First Women's Protection Centre in Diwaniyah

The Governorate of Diwaniyah and UNFPA inaugurated today the first Women Protection Centre in the Governorate, with funding from Canada and Sweden. The Centre will offer psychosocial and legal assistance,  medical counselling and protection for survivors of gender-based violence. Women and girls will be able to benefit from special programmes on empowerment, life skills and […]