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30 April 2021
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Attending to the needs of women, girls and young people in Sinjar

30 April 2021; Sinjar, Iraq - The Minister of Displacement and Migration, HE Evan Faek Jabro, and UNFPA Representative, Dr Rita Columbia, visited on 29 April Sinjar, in Nineveh province, to hear... Read more

14 April 2021
Press Release
Women and girls, including individuals with disabilities and survivors of gender-based violence; and men and boys, as allies of the prevention and response to gender-based issues, will benefit from awareness and integrated gender-based violence and SRH services.

Australia provides AUD 2 million to UNFPA-women and girls interventions in Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq; 14 April 2021 - The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) renewed its commitment to reproductive health and rights of women and girls, and prevention and... Read more

12 April 2021
Press Release
The CERF grant will allow a scale-up of the mobile teams and deployment of community mobilisers to deliver integrated GBV and SRH services.

CERF contributes US$ 1.6 M to UNFPA integrated interventions in Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq; 12 April 2021 - The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) contributed US$ 1.6 million to UNFPA for two years to provide integrated sexual reproductive health (SRH) and gender-based... Read more

10 April 2021
“Being a midwife is my calling,” - Hawrin, 27-year-old midwife at Khazir camp RH clinic.​

Superhero Midwife: Meet Hawrin

Hawrin is 27-year-old. Five years ago, she decided to become a midwife. We had a chat with Hawrin about her work as a midwife at the UNFPA-supported reproductive health facility in Khazir camp.  Why... Read more

7 April 2021
On this year’s World Health Day, WHO, UNFPA and UNDP reiterate their commitment to helping communities across the country access quality services for a healthier and fairer Iraq.

Building a healthier, fairer Iraq

Crises like the ISIL conflict and COVID-19 have exacerbated inequalities in Iraq. Essential health services and infrastructure have deteriorated, and not everyone has had equal access to necessary... Read more

1 April 2021
Press Release

Japan Invests Additional US$ 607,500 for Life-Saving Maternal and Protection Services

1 April 2021; Baghdad, Iraq - The Government of Japan approved an additional US$607,500 to support the continuation of reproductive health and gender-based violence-related services provided by UNFPA... Read more

24 March 2021
Press Release

Ministry of Youth and Sports, UNFPA, ILO launch results of Youth Employability Survey: shows increased frustration among youth, need for private sector investments

Baghdad, Iraq; 24 March 2021 - The Ministry of Youth and Sports launched today the results of youth the employability survey, conducted in collaboration with the Central Statistical Organization (CSO... Read more

15 March 2021
 WFP/Mohammed Abbas

Ten years on, Syrian refugees’ lives in Iraq are growing tougher, and past gains might be lost.

Ten years on, since the advent of the Syrian crisis, life for Syrian refugee women, men, girls, and boys doesn’t get easier. In fact, with every passing year, it gets more difficult.  The United... Read more

14 March 2021
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Kurdistan High Council of Women Affairs, UN Women, UNFPA Celebrate International Women’s Day

14 March 2021 – The High Council of Women Affairs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, in partnership with UN Women and UNFPA, renewed its commitment to the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda during... Read more

8 March 2021

Celebrate women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and beyond

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day 8 March 2021 All over the world, women lead. They lead peace processes, run businesses, establish hospitals and... Read more