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.

Baghdad, Iraq, 12 April 2017 – As the current humanitarian crisis in Iraq enters its fourth year, women and girls are facing extraordinary vulnerabilities related to their inability to access to minimum reproductive health services, and extraordinary Gender Based Violence (GBV) risks. With the generous support from the government of Japan for USD 4.7 million, UNFPA will be able to provide 130,000 women and girls to access to reproductive health services and gender based violence response interventions.

Baghdad, Iraq, 9 April 2017 – As fighting in Iraq reaches its peak, urgent humanitarian needs of women and girls impacted by the conflict continue to escalate. At this critical juncture, thanks to the €5 Million additional contribution of the European Commission Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) up-scales its frontline humanitarian response. This includes the provision of lifesaving reproductive health services, in recently re-taken areas of East and West Mosul, and the delivery of first assistance kits to displaced women and girls, from Mosul and other active conflict areas in Iraq.

Chibayish, Iraq – For the women of Iraq’s Marshlands, International Women’s Day 2017 was like no other. It was a celebration of their way of life and the area’s new UNESCO world heritage status.

Baghdad, 20 March 2017 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) hosted today a meeting of civil society organizations to discuss measures aimed at strengthening the participation and representation of women in the electoral and political processes.

Erbil, 12 March 2017 - Men and women political leaders from over eleven political parties in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq have met and discussed the mechanisms to guarantee women participation and examined the importance of women in political processes.

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Baghdad, Iraq, 9 February 2017 – In crisis situations, needs for shelter, food and security are rightly given urgent attention. Yet, specific needs of women and girls are often overlooked. According to estimates, 550,000 to 885,000 people are living in retaken neighbourhoods of eastern Mosul city, of whom 138,000 to 220,000 are women and girls with heightened health and protection needs. UNFPA is working to meet these needs in collaboration with national and international partners and in coordination with government authorities.

6th December 2016, Erbil, Iraq - As part of the 16 days campaign, UN Women Iraq partnered with Women's Empowerment Organization to co-host a highly successful conference on the theme of "Stronger Together: Men and Boys partnership to end violence against women and girls".

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