Tag Archives | Women

IOM, Finland supporting Economic Recovery in Iraq

IOM, Finland to support local economic recovery for women and conflict-affected populations in Iraq In the face of Iraq's deepening financial crisis, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Iraq and the Government of Finland launched a EUR 2,000,000 project to support displacement-affected individuals whose businesses were destroyed or severely damaged by the conflict with […]

Developing Vocational Training for Youth in Dohuk

ILO, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of KRI partner to develop vocational training for youth in Dohuk The ILO and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Kurdistan Regional Government have signed an implementation agreement on Wednesday (November 30), to develop market-relevant vocational training programmes for young host community members, internally displaced […]

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 […]

Training of Agricultural Staff in Basra

Training of Agriculture extension staff on the implementation of Farmer Field Schools (FFS) In Basra Governorate The Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations (FAO) in Iraq launched a 5-day training for agriculture extension staff to facilitate the implementation of "Farmer Field Schools" (FFS) in Basra, ThiQar and Missan Governorates. In total, 25 people […]

AMAR builds new Women's Hospital in Basra

With the help of generous donors, the AMAR International Charitable Foundation has constructed and partly equipped a brand new charitable Paediatric / Maternity / Womens Hospital in Basra. The hospital will serve over 100,000 living in Shatt Al-Arab, an area near Basra under-served by existing medical services. There are more than 22,000 women in the […]

Video: Insider Perspective on Women Entrepreneurs in Iraq

From Five One Labs. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. As part of its Speaker Series titled "Insider Perspective on Women Entrepreneurs in Iraq", 51 Labs has hosted a webinar with: Khadija Abdul-Nabi from Ya Khadijah Zahra Shah from Iraqi Innovators […]

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 […]

Kurdish Women Entrepreneurs overcome barriers to Succeed

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Kurdish female entrepreneurs overcome barriers to succeed Businesswomen say Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government needs to work harder to create the conditions for entrepreneurs. Click here to read the full article.