Erbil, 7 September, 2014 – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) High Council of Women’s Affairs (HCWA) together with UNICEF, Heartland Alliance International, and Wadi, and in collaboration with UN Women and UNFPA, released this week results of a first-ever ‘knowledge, attitudes and practices’ (KAP) survey on the root causes of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) and convened a conference to share vital information and recommendations to fully eliminate the practice from the region.

Baghdad, 2 September 2014 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq is closely following the completion of the government formation process.  During his meetings with the Iraqi political leaders, he consistently encouraged them to ensure a fair representation of women and minority communities of Iraq in the new government.

Baghdad, 2 June 2014 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov said he was horrified by the murder last week of a teenage bride in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. 

Erbil, 27 April 2014 - UNWomen today launched a report on gender based violence amongst Syrian refugees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.  The study found increased levels of intimate partner violence; high levels of sexual harassment by employers and by taxi drivers; and significant numbers of reports of sexual commercial transactions inside and outside camps.  Almost all men reported feeling afraid for the safety of their wives and daughters. 

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. 

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 

Published on 19 Mar 2014 — View Original 

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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