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.

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.

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