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IRAQ GBV SUB-CLUSTER DASHBOARD, IDP & Refugee Dashboard / June 2016, Response analysis

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During 2015, the Humanitarian Country Team supported the national
effort, preparing one of the most highly prioritized appeals
launched in the region. Partners, supported generously by donors,
have worked around the clock to reach people under siege,
help newly displaced seek safety, provide life-saving support
to families at extreme risk, and deliver assistance to returnees.
Unfortunately, all indicators point to a worsening situation. Iraq,
a country devastated by years of violence and conflict, is experiencing
triple crises—a humanitarian disaster, fiscal collapse
and widespread, paralysing insecurity. Despair among Iraqis
is growing and many are deciding they have no option but to
leave their country.

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UNFPA believes that every woman and girl has the right to have access to affordable reproductive health care and be effectively protected from gender-based violence. UNFPA and partners are
scaling up efforts to empower and improve the lives of women and youth and impacted communities in host countries, including by advocating for human rights and gender equality, to better
cope with and recover from the crisis.

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Globally, 18 years is the legal age of marriage, yet many countries allow individuals younger than 18 to marry if parental and judicial authorities’ consent is provided. More than 30 States allow the marriage of those 15 years of age or younger if their parents’ approval was granted. Furthermore, a large number of countries allow the marriage of girls, under the same conditions mentioned above, at a younger age than those specified for boys, thus demonstrating that the early marriage phenomenon is influenced by gender.

About one third of women in the world are married before the age of 18; furthermore, records show that the highest rate of early matrimony is in South Asia.

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Iraq’s geopolitical, institutional and socio-economic developments continue to influence and compound the specific population, youth and gender challenges in Iraq.

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In order to strengthen the inter-agency coordination with regard to SGBV, SGBV Working Groups were set up in Baghdad, Domiz and Erbil in April and May 2013. In addition to this, Child Protection, Health/Nutrition and Food security, Protection and Education Working Groups are operational as well as an array of technical working groups. SGBV is also a dominant topic in the Psychosocial Coordination Sub-Working Group in Domiz whereby agencies come together and discuss coordination mechanisms for cases management and strategies for multi-sectoral response to psychosocial issues. 

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State Minister for Women Affairs Heads a Meeting on Integrating VAW Strategy in Sectoral Plans UNFPA organized a meeting headed by Dr. Ibtihal Kasd Al-Zaidi State Minister for Women Affairs, on integrating the national strategy to Combat Violence Against Women (CVAW) in Iraq in sectoral plans of the ministries of Health, Labor and Social Affairs, Education, Interior, and State Ministry for Women Affairs

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Summary Report: This survey is the first survey that addresses women issues on the basis of life cycle approach (adolescence, reproductive, after reproductive and elderly stages) from empowerment, health, reproductive health, violence against women and other relevant social and health dimensions to establish a comprehensive database on Iraqi woman issues across life cycle.

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This survey is the first survey that addresses women issues on the basis of life cycle approach (adolescence, reproductive, after reproductive and elderly stages) from empowerment, health, reproductive health, violence against women and other relevant social and health dimensions to establish a comprehensive database on Iraqi woman issues across life cycle.

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Demographic factor, through monitoring population growth, structure and distribution over the past three decades, formed the momentum for fundamental change in the attitude towards the official adoption of national population policies and programs integrated with sustainable development strategies in Iraq. This demographic situation was aligned with deteriorated economic and environment situations in the eighties which negatively affected the population welfare; and this is expected to remain as serious concern in the coming future. This report has indicated a number of these impacts such as high illiteracy rate, deteriorated health situation, high mortality rates, nutrition, high fertility and unemployment particularly among youth, in addition to low productivity in the rural areas and poverty as well as lack of water and food security, and international and regional conflicts.

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