YOUNG WOMEN GAIN CONFIDENCE, MENTORS FROM LEADERSHIP SCHOOL IN IRAQ

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YOUNG WOMEN GAIN CONFIDENCE, MENTORS FROM LEADERSHIP SCHOOL IN IRAQ

Over the last eight years, Iraqi women have become increasingly active in politics, taking on some of the country’s most vexing issues — peace and security, economic empowerment, social justice, education and the environment. Their goal is to achieve consensus across regional, political and sectarian lines in a nation where coexistence and compromise are not everyday occurrences.

One tool in this effort has been the National Platform for Women, a collaborative initiative by Iraqi political party members and civil society activists to spell out recommendations for government policy. Published in January 2010, the platform is a reference point for citizen forums and advocacy campaigns that Iraqi women are conducting in provinces across the country.

We invite our users to read the complete article published September 8 2011