REPORT from UN Children's Fund, UN Women
Baghdad, Iraq, 11th October, 2016 – On the International Day of the Girl Child, UN Women and UNICEF would like to recognize the strides made globally in promoting the rights of girls, but also to highlight the challenges left to overcome.
20 July, 2016: The Minister of Interior H.E Karim Sultan Sinjari, the Minister of Labor, Social Affairs H.E. Muhammad Kader Hawdeyani, High Council of Women Affairs Pakhshan Zangana and Hiba Qasas UNWOMEN Country Director met today for the launch of a Women Peace and Security programme within the framework of the implementation of the National Action plan for security council resolution 1325 on women peace and security and response to the urgent protections need of women and girls who suffered the grave impact of displacement, violence and have been subjected to horrific form of sexual and gender based violence.
Baghdad, Iraq, 20 June 2016 – With the rapid influx of Internally Displaced Iraqis fleeing Fallujah and its surrounding districts to Ameriyat Al-Fallujah (AAF), Habbaniya (HTC) and Khaldiyeh cities, UNFPA is upscaling its response during the coming days aiming to support more than 85,000 IDPs, including an estimate of 18,000 internally displaced women and girls.
UNFPA Providing Reproductive Health services and Gender Based Violence Response to Women and Girls in One of the Biggest Sub-Districts in Iraq, Sununi.
Baghdad, Iraq, 29 May 2016 – Amid the ongoing military operations by Iraq Security Forces (ISF) to retake Fallujah city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) that began on 22 May, more than 260 families have been internally displaced to Ameriyat Al-Fallujah, with a minimum number of 50,000 individuals (8,300 families) are at risk of becoming displaced in the coming period. With in-kind support from the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), UNFPA Rapid Response Mechanism was activated to provide dignity kits to internally displaced women and girls fleeing from the fighting. Since April 2015, 48,500 Dignity Kits have so far been distributed through this rapid response mechanism.
Campaign encourages women from conflict and post-conflict Nations to share their empowerment stories
With Support from Norway, UNFPA Provides Gender Based Violence Response Services in Alwand Camp in Diyala Governorate, Eastern Iraq
Erbil, Iraq, 3 May 2016 – The United Nations Population Fund in cooperation with its national partner Al-Masala and funded by the United States Department of State ( Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM)) and the United States Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), established the first women centre in the Debaga camp in Makhmour district in Kurdistan Region, North of Iraq.
Erbil, Iraq, 10 March 2016 - UN Women, in partnership with the High Council of Women Affairs (HCOWA), organised an event today in Erbil to mark this year’s International Women’s Day.