Tag Archives | Women

New MoU a New Step towards Gender Equality in Iraq

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has today been signed between the General Secretariat of the Iraqi Council of Ministers' (GSCOM) Women Empowerment Directorate and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to advance gender equality, women empowerment, and social cohesion in Iraq. Building upon existing structures and ongoing gender mainstreaming efforts, the new partnership will strengthen […]

UNDP, FBA advocate Gender Perspective in Peace-Building

Advocating a Gender Perspective in Peacebuilding: New MoU between UNDP Iraq and Folke Bernadotte Academy signed A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Iraq and Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) to enhance local capacities for peacebuilding in Iraq with concentration on gender mainstreaming in peacebuilding. With a mandate […]

Mosul Women fight IS Legacy with Sports, Arts

By Salah Hassan Baban, for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Mosul women fight Islamic State legacy with sports, arts events Mosul women seek to erase their painful memories of IS by holding various activities for women. Click here […]

UNESCO trains Police on Dangers to Iraqi Women Journalists

UNESCO Iraq trains female police officers to respond to the dangers and threats facing Iraqi women journalists Within the multi-donor program MDP grant, UNESCO Iraq Office, CI, organized a three-day training course targeting 18 police officers from the Crimes Against Journalists Investigation Unit. This session comes as part of UNESCO's efforts to strengthen the national […]

IBBC discussion to celebrate International Women's day

On Monday, 8th March the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) held a well attended Women's Group discussion to celebrate International Women's day. The discussion was chaired by Ms. Samar Thamer Al Mafraji, Managing Director, AMS Iraq with the speakers including Mrs Vanessa Douglas, Senior VP/Director HR & Admin, SKA International Group DMCC; Mrs. Hadeel Hassan, […]

Women Lead the Way in Iraq

By John Lee. On the occasion of International Women's Day, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has published a series of articles on the theme of women in Iraq: Women Lead the Way in Iraq Meet Lara Youssif Zara, the first female mayor of Northern Iraq's Alqosh Ahwari women, The beating heart of the Iraqi […]

Why so few Women Work in Iraq

By Miriam Muller and Matthew Wai-Poi, for World Bank Blogs. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. What gets in their way? A closer look into why so few women work in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon Less than 15 percent of women participate in […]

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 […]

Strengthening Women's Participation in Iraqi Politics

Most comprehensive report to date on women's participation in political life in Iraq: Challenges and ways to overcome them Women's participation in political processes in Iraq is hampered by many obstacles, despite Iraqi women's determination to engage in the public sphere. In 2020, Iraq ranked 70th worldwide in terms of women holding seats in parliament. […]

Time to focus on Girls in Iraq

Their voice, our equal future, time to focus on girls in Iraq 11th October marked the International Day of the Girl Child, a day dedicated to girls' empowerment, fulfilment of girls' rights and solving challenges that they face. This year, the global theme is "My Voice, Our Equal Future," a reminder to listen to girls […]

Iraqi Govt needs more Female Voices to Fight the Pandemic

By Hanar Marouf, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's government needs more female voices to fight the pandemic Iraq is in a precarious condition. It has faced major challenges on multiple fronts, including political instability, a […]