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Friday, October 04, 2019
Iraqi women unite to help local governments respond to priorities
Nearly two years after the defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), communities are working to rebuild, and local governments are challenged to respond to citizens’ needs in order to win their trust. Yet, decision-makers often overlook...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...