By John Lee. A new article by Laure Al-Khoury, for AFP, highlights the limited number of female entrepreneurs in Iraq, a country where most women don't work outside the home. Click here to read the full article.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The European Union Advisory Mission in Iraq (EUAM Iraq)'s Gender and Human Rights Adviser conducted a workshop on Women Integration in Intelligence Operations for female participants of the Federal Investigation and Intelligence Agency (FIIA), Iraqi Ministry of Interior. The workshop was conducted over 2 days, on 27th and 28th of June 2022 at the Mission's […]
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 […]
By John Lee. The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights (IOHR) has said that cases of sexual and verbal harassment are increasing in various government and private institutions. More here. (Source: IOHR)
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 […]
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.