Displaced people … opportunities and empowerment

In an attempt to shed light on the problem of internally displaced persons (IDPs) as a national and ...

Human Rights Day 2014 - Concerted Call for Action to Improve the Lives of Displaced Women

This year’s International Human Rights Day, which also marks the culmination of the activities for t...

Launch of the first national database on domestic and gender-based violence

04 Dec 2014The first national database for tracking cases of domestic and gender-based violence in c...

DSRSG Gyorgy Busztin’s Remarks at the 16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women

25 November 2014-Your Excellences, Your Excellency Eng. Bayan Noori Towfiq, Minister for Women’s Aff...

Better Representing Women’s Issues and Gender Equality at the Political Level UN Women Training and Mentoring Programme for Women Governorate Councilors

Erbil, 14 November 2014- “I am convinced that Iraqi women have a stronger role to play in the societ...




  • Saudi Generosity Enables WFP To Scale Up Its Iraq Operations
    Saudi Generosity Enables WFP To Scale Up Its Iraq Operations

    As the violence hit Iraq in mid June 2014, millions of people became internally displaced. The UN World Food programme was able to respond by scaling up scaled up its lifesaving operation and provide food assistance to more than 1 million people thanks to a generous contribution from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  • Iraq: Yazidis' Escape From Mt. Sinjar
    Iraq: Yazidis' Escape From Mt. Sinjar

    The Yazidi are an ancient religious group living mostly in northern Iraq. In June 2014, militants swept into their towns and villages -- kidnapping, raping and killing. Many Yazidis fled to Mt.



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