Baghdad, 02 April 2014 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov warmly welcomed today’s conference to present and discuss the recommendations from the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee. 

from International Organization for Migration 

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2014 International Women’s Day

From the 8th to 12th of March, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), in partnership with the UN, NGOs and local governments, marked International Women’s Day by holding events across Iraq. Festivities held in Basra, Missan and Thi Qar in the South, Darashakran and Basirma camps in the North, and Baghdad celebrated the intrinsic role of women by showcasing their economic achievements and strengthening their positions in society.

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By Aurora V. Alambra, PIO, UNAMI

Baghdad, 3 December 2013 – An ‘Orange Day’ Photo Shoot on End Violence Against Women Day (EVAW), followed by a Programme cum Arts Exhibit and today’s Human Rights training workshop for female Iraqi journalists – these are just some of the series of activities rolled out by the United Nations family in Iraq as its contribution to the global annual 16-day campaign against gender-based violence. 

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Monday, 25 November 2013 07:22

16 Days of Activism Campaign

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Baghdad, 25 November 2013 – On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) today, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, used the opportunity to appeal to Iraqi leaders to “take concrete steps to enact and enforce laws which prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV), including holding perpetrators accountable, and to create a framework for better outcomes for women and communities.” 

(New York, 21 November) - In her first message as UN Women Executive Director for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November), Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls on the international community to be  ‘part of creating solutions” to the pandemic of violence against women and girls, which today  impacts one in three women worldwide. The International Day to End Violence against Women is commemorated worldwide on 25 November. The Day also kicks off the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, whereby individuals and groups mobilize and call for the elimination of violence against women and girls. This year’s official theme is “Orange the World in 16 Days”.

Summer is not a synonym for holidays, at least not for the group of women leaders and MPs from the Women for Lasting Peace Initiative that met with UN representatives in Baghdad on 17 July 2013.

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Baghdad, 9 May 2013 - The UN Iraq congratulates the three winners of the first edition of its contest for Iraqi women journalists. The stories submitted by Suha Audah, Enas Jabbar and Shatha al-Shabibi were selected by the jury as representing best the challenges faced by Iraqi women in their daily lives.

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Monday, 01 April 2013 10:36

Women in Iraq Factsheet

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