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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
UN envoy in Iraq calls for inclusion of women in politics, decision-making process
Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to Iraq, Alice Walpole, on Sunday called for an increase of women’s role in politics and include them in the decision-making process in Iraq and elsewhere. Her comments were delivered during...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
In the words of Tanya Gilly Khailany: “When it comes to women’s rights, there’s no room for diplomacy”
Tanya Gilly Khailany, from Iraqi-Kurdistan, is a former member of the Iraqi Parliament (2006 – 2010) and a co-founder of the SEED Foundation, an organization that works with survivors of violence and trafficking in Iraq. An outspoken women’s rights...
Friday, May 11, 2018
Iraq Elections: What role will gender quotas play?
Whatever the outcome of Iraq's May 12 parliamentary elections, female candidates are guaranteed at least 25% of the seats, as per the country's constitution. This year, nearly 2,600 female candidates are competing for a minimum of 83 seats reserved...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Five women lead Iraqi election lists in Kurdistan
SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region — Women in Kurdistan are heading several parties’ voting lists, and some don’t want Iraq’s 25-percent quota system to be seen as the reason for their candidacies in this year’s elections.  Shiler Abdulmajid, head of the...
iraqi women network
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Iraqi Women Network Statement: Marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign 2016
Submitted by Basma Al Khateeb On the twenty-fifth day of November, which was endorsed by the United Nations since 1999, the international day for the Elimination of violence against women, the 16 Days campaign against violence against women will be...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Iraqi Women Network Statement: Marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign 2016
Submitted by Basma Al Khateeb On the twenty-fifth day of November, which was endorsed by the United Nations since 1999, the international day for the Elimination of violence against women, the 16 Days campaign against violence against women will be...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The Iraqi Women Network Report on Iraqi Women in Armed Conflict and Post-conflict Situation
The report’s chapters were built in response to the Concluding Observation No. 60 by the CEDAW Committee, where the Committee request from the Iraqi government’s side to submit, within two years, a written report on steps and measures taken to...
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
The Iraqi Women Network statement on International Women's Day 2016
As Global Women Movement celebrates International Women's day on March 8th, while everyone is silent listening to the anthem of freedom and peace, and what has been achieved in progress toward full substantive equality in rights, Iraqi women...
Monday, November 23, 2015
Iraqi Women in Armed Conflict and Post-conflict Situation
With a focus on Iraqi women under armed conflict and its aftermath, this report was submitted to the CEDAW Committee at the 57th session in early 2014 by the NGO coalition of CEDAW shadow report, which consists of several Iraqi women organizations’...
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Women, Peace and Security in Iraq
In 2014, the Iraqi National Action Plan (INAP) was launched as an effort to implement the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 in Iraq. This video, produced by the 1325 Dutch NAP Partnership, shows that no budget was allocated to the INAP...
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Statement of the Iraqi Women Network in Commemoration of 15th Anniversary of UNSC Resolution 1325
Fifteen years after the adoption of Security Council resolution 1325 on women and peace and security, Iraqi women and girls are being displaced, abducted, enslaved and made victims of sexual and physical violence as a result of the escalating...
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Iraqi National Action Plan for Implementation of the UNSCR 1325
Women are the first and most affected victims of conflicts around the world. Iraqi women know this as they have suffered difficult conditions and catastrophes in the aftermath of several wars and economic sanctions in the past decades, starting from...
Kurdish politician Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman Photo: Linkedin/Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Meet the Kurdish female politician fighting the Islamic State
Kurdish politician Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman tells Sofia Barbarani how her family were murdered in a terrorist attack and why she's battling Isil. To read the article published on 20th February 2015, please click here.
Egypt Beijing +20 review
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
We count on your leadership to tackle the barriers that remain for Arab women says Executive Director at Beijing+20 regional review
 Cairo– At the Arab States high-level regional review meeting for Beijing+20, held in Cairo, Egypt from 2–3 February 2015, Member States assessed progress and challenges in implementing the 20-year-old Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action...
Bayan Nouri
Monday, December 22, 2014
Interview with Bayan Nouri, Minister for Women’s Affairs in Iraq
Bayan Nouri has a tough job over the next four years – the new Minister for Women’s Affairs in Iraq must try to improve the economic lot of Iraq’s women, prevent systemic domestic violence against females and work on problems like female genital...
Friday, May 02, 2014
No One is Safe: Abuses of Women in Iraq's Criminal Justice System
his report documents abuses to which the criminal justice system subjects women during arrest, interrogation, trial, and imprisonment. Between December 2012 and April 2013, Human Rights Watch interviewed 27 women and 7 girls, Sunni and Shia; their...
Monday, April 21, 2014
Building Digital Bridges MoST's Vision of the Information Society
The past decade has demonstrated in countless ways the transforming effects that information and communication technologies (ICT) can have on the way we live, learn, work, play, and interact with the people and institutions around us.  The ICT...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Ala Talabani
iKNOW Politics interview with Ms. Ala Talabani, Member of Parliament in Iraq on the creation of the Multi-Party Women's Caucus during the International Conference on Effective and Sustainable Participation of Women, December 11, 2013,  Algeria.