Tag Archives | Women

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.

Women in Iraqi Business: Kapita Breaking the Bias

Women have been paving their way into the Iraqi ecosystem, navigating its challenges while at the same time dealing with the accompanying biases, gender stereotypes, the glass ceiling, and cultural and societal barriers. To celebrate those women and honor their contributions to the Iraqi scene, KAPITA has organized a business meetup event titled "International Women's […]

Case Study: Empowering Girls through IT Education in Iraq

Case Study Empowering girls through IT and Coding education in Iraq: an innovative learning pathway for secondary school girls in Shatt Al-Arab, Basra In the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region, despite school enrolment is higher today both at primary and secondary levels than one decade ago, significant differences remain in the education opportunities […]

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 […]