8 March 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has erased decades of progress towards gender equality.

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8 March 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has erased decades of progress towards gender equality.

Baghdad, 25 March 2019 – The Special Representative for Iraq of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of UNAMI, Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, participated today in a dialogue with the members of the Women Advisory Group (WAG) to discuss the priorities, planning and activities of the group for 2019. The SRSG called on the WAG to be bold, persistent and patient in its fight for gender equality, noting that “Iraqi women must not wait for men to include them in political and decision-making processes and appoint them to leadership positions”. Rather, they must mobilize popular support through outreach, engagement and the use of social media, as well as exert political pressure at the highest political levels. The SRSG reiterated her personal commitment to support the WAG’s priorities with the strong support of her two deputies and UNAMI.

International Women's Day 2019 Celebration in Baghdad

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New York, 8 March 2019 Gender equality and women’s rights are fundamental to global progress on peace and security, human rights and sustainable development. We can only re-establish trust in institutions, rebuild global solidarity and reap the benefits of diverse perspectives by challenging historic injustices and promoting the rights and dignity of all.

UN Secretary-General's Message - International Women's Day 2019

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29 November 2018; Baghdad, Iraq - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Iraq condemns the cowardly attack on the office of the Directorate to Combat Violence against Women (DCVAW) in Sulaymaniyah on 29 November by four gunmen using heavy weaponry.

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