Tag Archives | Women

New Recommendations to Enhance Local Policing

Pathway to peace: New recommendations to enhance local policing programmes in Iraq Designing adaptable programmes, promoting the role of women in policing, and streamlining international interventions and are some of the key recommendations made by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in a recent conflict assessment on local policing in Iraq. Conflict Assessment in Support […]

Empowering Iraqi Women in Business

By Safa Fadhil, Head of Exploration and Sundus Abass, Gender Advisor at UNDP Iraq. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council (UNSCR) Resolution 1325, which helps to ensure women are on the […]

Australia contributes $600k to Refugees in Iraq

The Government of Australia has provided AUD 866,000 (USD 591,000) to support the work of UNFPA in Iraq. The funding will provide assistance to 38,000 women and girls, in Duhok and Nineveh Governorates over the next year. The new contribution will primarily support Syrian refugees who arrived in Iraq in 2019 as a result of […]

IBBC holds Women's Group discussion

On Monday, 1st June the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) held a well attended Women's Group discussion entitled 'Women in Business: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives' with Ms Samar Thamer Al Mafraji, Managing Director, AMS Iraq chairing the session. Speakers included: Ms Caroline McGarr, Managing Director, Thinkbank; Mrs Faten Issa Alsarraf, Managing Director, Final Fix […]

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 […]

Women and the Iraqi Revolution

By Zahra Ali for Jadaliyya. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Since October 2019, Iraq is experiencing a turning point in its history with popular mobilizations demanding radical change. The Iraqi revolution is a societal uprising involving a wide spectrum of society including the […]

A One-Woman Business To Give Other Girls Hope

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. It can be hard for young Iraqi graduates to get a job – in Iraq’s oil-dependent, rentier economy, the government still provides most of the employment and as the population […]

Canada contributes $15m for Iraqi Women

The Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) has contributed CAD 20 million ($15 million) in support of UNFPA’s humanitarian response focusing on life-saving assistance aimed at alleviating the suffering of women and girls across Iraq. The three-year contribution will support UNFPA works in providing emergency obstetric care, and sexual and reproductive health […]

New Factory Creates Jobs for Women in Halabja

By John Lee. A recently established tote bag factory has reportedly created jobs for 25 women in the Kurdistan Region's Halabja. According to Rudaw, the initiative aims to promote alternatives to plastic, and is part of the "Green City Halabja" campaign, run by the NWE NGO and partially funded by the German Consulate and WADI […]

Norway contributes $2m to end GBV in Iraq

“We had to run quickly: they were coming in at us. We could hear them from far. My whole life crumbled that same moment. I froze but I could hear my sister screaming: “move or they will kill you, or worse take you,” said Minar from Qamishli, in Syria, recollecting the moment she and her […]

Youth in 2030 Agenda

By Sundus Abbas, SDGs project Manager. The importance of human development in Iraq stems from the damage Iraqis underwent as a result of decades of despotism, war and different forms of violence and insecurity. Despite all that, Iraq’s strongest asset and real wealth remains the young population that can face all forms of the current […]

Fair Competition to Empower Women in the Arab World

By John Lee. Fair competition is needed to economically empower women in the Arab world Female labor force participation levels in Arab countries are the lowest in the world, despite the rising educational attainment of women reaching working age, according to an article from the Middle East Institute. Rabah Arezki, Ferid Belhaj argue that young […]