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.

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Workshop on Women, Peace and Security

Workshop on Women, Peace and Security

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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.

On the occasion of International Women's Day and on behalf of UN Women I salute the resilient women and girls of Iraq.

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Baghdad, Iraq, 07 March 2016 - UN Women, in partnership with the Women Parliamentary Committee, organized a high-level event today at the Council of Representatives (Parliament) in Baghdad to mark International Women’s Day.

01 March 2016 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq’s (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO), with support from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Government of Canada, has provided US$180,000 in grants to eight civil society organisations that are working with survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in internally displaced persons’ (IDP) camps and host communities in Iraq.

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Baghdad, 05 October 2015 – UNAMI today held an Open Forum on UN Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1325 with Iraqi women leaders and civil society representatives to assess progress and identify ways to better accelerate action on implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1325.

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