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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.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Iraq: Gendering authoritarianism
Women in Iraq bear the brunt of increasing levels of gender-based violence, inadequate infrastructure and poverty. Yet women activists recognize that their struggle for equality and social justice as women cannot be separated from the wider...
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Iraqi women seeking equality in peace as in war
“As a nation which suffered oppression, we have waited for years to raise our voice and to hear others. We gained our freedom after the 1991 uprising. Only then did our voices, colors become visible. And we welcome all sorts of races, colors.” Those...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
In Iraq, upswing in women political candidates applauded
raq's Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) announced Friday (April 12th) there has been a noticeable increase in the number of women candidates running in the upcoming local elections, scheduled for April 20th.The present political situation...
Friday, February 22, 2013
Safia Sohail
"My message was that the new Iraq should be built based on the equal participation of men and women." - Safia Sohail iKNOW Politics: Please tell us about the beginning of your career in politics? Though it was a personal choice, my father played a...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Iraqi Women Seek a New Liberation
BAGHDAD, Jan 16 2013 (IPS) - From full literacy declared in the seventies, Iraq is down to 40 percent literacy for women. From the first woman prime minister and the first woman judge in the Middle East in 1959, Iraq has slipped to a place where an...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
IRAQ: Quota set for Women in Iraqi elections
A decision was reached today that the Iraqi provincial elections law will contain a 25 percent quota for women. Committee Chairperson Hashim al-Taai said: "The issue of the presidential revocation concerning women's quota in the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Iraq: Changes in Iraq Election Law Weaken Quota for Women
A little more than two weeks before Iraq’s provincial elections, there is widening anger that the published version of the election law has only a weak provision to set aside seats for women. Early versions of the law, which governs the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Iraq: Iraqi Women in Uphill Struggle at Election Campaign
Women candidates are facing an uphill struggle in Saturday's provincial elections in strongly conservative Muslim Iraq. In other areas, posters with photos of women have been pulled down, prompting one candidate on the Iraqi Teachers' List in...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Iraq: Date for Iraq's General Election Set for Jan. 30
Iraq's next general election will be held on Jan. 30, the deputy parliament speaker said Monday. The legislature received a ruling Monday from the country's Federal Court setting the date, which is about a month later than had been...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Arab States: Women After the Arab Spring
16 Mar 2012 - The Arab Spring continues to blow winds of change in the Middle East. There is no doubt the direction these countries are heading in will affect Arab societies and personal rights. But recently, the focus has been on women in the...
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
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...
Monday, March 01, 2010
Iraq: Code for Media during Elections
This Code for Media during Elections (the “Code”) regulates specific activities by the Media during the Campaign Period, as such terms are defined herein. It supplements the Iraqi National Communications and Media Commission (NCMC) Interim...
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Women, Nationality and Citizenship
This report highlights discrimination against women in nationality laws by examining laws that differentiate between women and men. It specifically looks into the acquisition and retention of nationality of women, including the nationality of their...

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