Baghdad/Erbil – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), jointly with UNWOMEN within the context of the observing the Global Open Day and the 17th Anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325, held consultative forums with senior political leadership in Baghdad and Erbil on 23 and 24 October 2017, with the focus on strengthening women’s political participation.

Global Open Day and 17th Anniversary of the UN SCR 1325 marked in Karbala

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Baghdad, 13 October 2017 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and UN Women jointly organized the Global Open Day on UN Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in Karbala in coordination with the National Reconciliation Committee of the Office of the Prime Minister. The UN SCR in 1325 reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and in post-conflict reconstruction and stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security.


Baghdad, 10 August – Decades of conflict and under-investment have placed a huge strain on Iraq’s healthcare system, and pregnant women and their babies are paying for it with their lives.

Baghdad, 2 August 2017 - UN Women Office in Iraq held a consultation meeting with women leaders and civil society organizations on August 2, 2017. The meeting was chaired by UN Women Regional Director for Arab States, Mr. Mohammad Naciri, who is currently visiting Iraq.

Baghdad, 11 July 2017- UNAMI and UN-WOMEN jointly organized two consultative meetings with civil society organizations and women leaders engaged in political processes from Kirkuk and Hawija on Sunday, 09 July 2017.

Erbil, Iraq, 16 May 2017 – UN Women and Oxfam in collaboration with the Afkar society shared critical results from the Gender and Conflict Analysis Study this week. The results of the gender and conflict analysis study comes about at a very important time for the country during this war on ISIL.

Erbil, Iraq, 13 May 2017 – On Sunday, 14th May 2017, UN Women, the UN agency for gender equality and the empowerment of women, will co-launch in partnership with Oxfam and the Akfar Society, the gender and conflict analysis in ISIL affected communities in Iraq. This analysis has been made possible with generous support from the Japanese Government through UN Women’s LEAP Program, a program that supports livelihood, resilience, safe spaces, protection services and legal aid for women IDPs, returnees, and individuals in host communities. This analysis comes at a critical juncture for the local and international community in terms of responding appropriately to the needs of women, girls, men and boys for humanitarian programming and interventions in conflict settings.

Baghdad, Iraq, 18 April 2017 – Amidst harrowing accounts of displaced, including pregnant women escaping military activities in Mosul, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund is supporting static and mobile reproductive health facilities and ‘Women Centres’ in neighbourhoods in West and East Mosul that are now under the control of the Iraqi military forces. It also runs services related to women’s health and wellbeing in camps that host families who have fled the ongoing conflicts in West Mosul.

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