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7 February 2022
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UNFPA, IOM, UN Women Support Strengthening Legal Frameworks for Female Survivors of Violence

7 February 2022, Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq - The Women Empowerment Department, in collaboration with the Arab Women Organisation, organised a two-day conference on 3-4 February to discuss the... Read more

4 February 2022
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Iraq ahead of demographic dividend, not population growth or explosion

Iraq ahead of demographic dividend, not population growth or explosion

On 27 January, UNFPA Representative, Dr Rita Columbia, gave a statement to Al-Sabah newspaper about demographic dividend and the importance of putting robust, evidence-based, and people-centred... Read more

27 January 2022
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The new commitment will focus on increasing access to services for gender-based violence survivors by establishing new women protection centres in Anbar, Basra and Mosul and refurbishing the existing women shelter in Baghdad.

France Contributes US$ 1.539 M for Women Protection Services through UNFPA Programmes in Iraq

27 January 2022; Baghdad, Iraq - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Iraq welcomes the French Government’s new contribution of US$ 1,539,000 to strengthen the prevention of and response to... Read more

27 December 2021
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Evidence-based policies are the only way for us to achieve our commitments to the ICPD in Nairobi and achieve the SDG

Ministry of Planning, UNFPA launch results of the second Iraq Women Integrated Social and Health survey

27 December 2021; Baghdad, Iraq - The Ministry of Planning, the Central Statistical Organization and UNFPA launched today the results of the second Iraq Women Integrated Social and Health (IWISH)... Read more

26 December 2021
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Once a space that reminded people of sorrow and pain, today is a place of hope and strength.

Once an ISIL Prison, today a safe space for young people; MOYS, UNFPA inaugurate Ramadi Youth Centre

26 December 2022; Baghdad, Iraq - The Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Governorate of Anbar and UNFPA re-opened the Ramadi Youth Safe Space on 25 December. The Youth Safe Space serves as a place for... Read more

22 December 2021
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This initiative will empower adolescents and youth with disabilities, especially girls, to be active citizens and exercise their rights through education including life skills, livelihood and civic engagement.    

Finland Supports Youth with Disabilities in Mosul through UNFPA Interventions

22 December 2021; Baghdad, Iraq -  The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Iraq welcomes the Government of Finland’s new contribution of EUR 1,475,000 to the UNFPA programme in support of... Read more

21 December 2021
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UNFPA and the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers (COMSEC) signed a joint cooperation framework to move forward the ICPD agenda in Iraq ensuring that women live a life free of any form of violence © 2021/ComSec photo

UNFPA and the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers Partner to End Gender-Based Violence in Iraq

21 December 2021; Baghdad, Iraq - UNFPA and the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers (COMSEC) signed a joint cooperation framework to move forward the ICPD agenda in Iraq ensuring that women... Read more

17 December 2021
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The SafeYou application helps prevent women from being subjected to violence and provides a forum where individuals can get advice about services on gender-based violence.

UNFPA, MOI KRI launch SafeYou App, helping women and girls in Kurdistan be protected from gender-based violence

17 December 2021; Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq - The Ministry of Interior in the Kurdistan Regional Government, the General Directorate of Combatting Violence against Women and Families (DGCVAW)... Read more

14 December 2021
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Messages insisted on joining efforts to end stigma and discrimination against all persons with disabilities and ensure their full inclusion © 2021/UNFPA Photo

UNFPA, Australian Embassy, IADO celebrate persons with disabilities in Iraq: Laws must be enacted in support of rights of persons with disabilities

14 December 2021; Baghdad, Iraq - Today, UNFPA with the Australian Embassy and the Iraqi Alliance of Disability (IADO) celebrated and recognised the rights of persons with disabilities in Iraq.... Read more

13 December 2021
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 UNFPA, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs opened this month a one-stop assistance centre in Kirkuk with support from Korea International Cooperation Agency

UNFPA opens Two New Family Planning Centres of Excellence and One-Stop Assistance Centre

13 December 2021; Baghdad, Iraq - UNFPA, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs opened this month a one-stop assistance centre (OSAC) in Kirkuk with support from Korea... Read more

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