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  • 17 Mar 2015
    First Women’s Offices open in Basra and Karbala

    Basra and Karbala’s Governorates yesterday opened their first Women’s Offices devoted to the participation of women and men in development processes. The University of Karbala and UNDP also launched a Gender Studies Unit.

  • 05 Apr 2014
    The Future We Want: Rights and Empowerment

    A Regional consultation was organized by the Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) from April 5-6 in Amman to present a new regional initiative ‘Fostering the Inclusive Participation and Effective Contribution of Arab Women in the Public Sphere” .

  • 09 Dec 2013
    Launch of UNDP's project on “Enhancing protection for vulnerable women and girls among Syrian Refugees”

    For this year's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, UNDP organized a live painting performance along with a short play in Kavargosk camp in Erbil to raise awareness on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and its social, legal, physical and mental health repercussions within the refugee community.

  • 26 Sep 2013
    Building the Capacity of Iraq's Family Protection Units

    UNDP is intensifying its support to this important institution through a series of training sessions on investigations, forensics, and interview techniques.

  • 11 Jul 2013
    Protecting and Promoting Women’s Rights

    Many women in Iraq are economically, socially and politically marginalised. In an effort to help address the obstacles facing the empowerment of Iraqi women, UNDP facilitated a meeting of key gender stakeholders and specialists to finalise a new bill that will establish a High Commission of Gender Fairness in Iraq.

  • 16 May 2013
    Ensuring their Voices are Heard – The Struggle of Female Parliamentarians

    Despite Iraq’s successful fulfillment of its constitutional mandate to allocate 25 percent of all parliamentary seats to women, they remain underrepresented in the higher levels of the public sector and government.

  • 04 Dec 2012
    UNDP Administrator Visits Baghdad to Reinforce Partnership and Cooperation with Iraq

    Ms. Helen Clark, the Administrator of UNDP and the Chair of the United Nations Development Group concluded a three day visit to Baghdad. “I came to Baghdad to give support and visibility to the work that UNDP and the UN Country Team do in Iraq.” said Ms.Clark. “I’m really quite impressed with the broad UNDP programme here in Iraq across all the elements of our mandate” she added.