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We Call Upon our Kurdish Community to Take Urgent Action on Behalf of Women’s Right and Stand against Women Sexual Harassment

We Call Upon our Kurdish Community to Take Urgent Action on Behalf of Women’s Right and Stand against Women Sexual Harassment

Erbil – September 2015 The summary of this research was produced by the Almesalla organization (for Human resource development), with cooperation with ICSSI (Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative). The field study was done by researcher, Dr. Shino Khaleel.   Introduction Sexual harassment is a social phenomenon which has a profound impact on Kurdistan communities. Women...
The Role of Women Human Rights Defenders and Journalists in the National Reconciliation

The Role of Women Human Rights Defenders and Journalists in the National Reconciliation

On May 28, 2016, Shahrazad Service Center hosted the Conference of the Governance Center for Public Policies on Civil Peace in Iraq. The conference discussed the role of the women human rights defenders and journalists in the national reconciliation, and in the diagnosis of drawbacks faced by the whole society. The audience addressed the urgent...
Women Human Rights Defenders Challenging Violence in Iraqi Kurdistan

Women Human Rights Defenders Challenging Violence in Iraqi Kurdistan

GCHR report says women human rights defenders challenging violence 2016-06-01 Women human rights defenders (WHRDs) in Iraqi Kurdistan face the same risks as other human rights defenders worldwide, but as women, they are also subject to gender-specific threats and violence, according to a new report by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR). The report,...
Shahrazad Services Center for Women Human Rights Defenders, Sees the Light in Baghdad

Shahrazad Services Center for Women Human Rights Defenders, Sees the Light in Baghdad

The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) – May 2016 Women Human Rights Defenders in Iraq, including female journalists, unionists and activists work with human rights organizations, contribute with a significant role in the development of human rights in Iraq. However, at the same time they are exposed to the risks more than these exposed...
Shahrazad Campaign Advocates against the Harassment Phenomenon in Kurdistan Region

Shahrazad Campaign Advocates against the Harassment Phenomenon in Kurdistan Region

Al-Mesalla Organization in Erbil – Iraqi Kurdistan, April 2016 Advocacy Meeting With Baharka Camp Management Activists of the Shahrazad Campaign in the last months registered cases of harassment in several camps in Kurdistan Region for internally displaced people (IDPs), and the local NGO Al-Mesalla decided to organize several meetings with other NGOs to discuss how...
The Suffering of the Iraqi Women under "Daash" and Restrictions on Displaced Women by the Kurdistan Regional Authorities

The Suffering of the Iraqi Women under “Daash” and Restrictions on Displaced Women by the Kurdistan Regional Authorities

Human Rights Watch For Sunnis, Lives Curtailed; for Yezidis, New Accounts of Brutal Rapes (Beirut) – The extremist armed group Daesh should urgently release Yezidi women and girls they abducted in 2014, Human Rights Watch said today, following new research with recent escapees who were raped and traded between members before they fled. Daesh also routinely imposes...
The Killing of 58 Woman for Honor Reasons During One Year in Kurdistan Region

The Killing of 58 Woman for Honor Reasons During One Year in Kurdistan Region

Shafaq News Alhayat Group for the defense of women’s rights in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, have announced that the year of 2015 witnessed the death of 58 women due to honor cases, noting that the perpetrators have not been arrested so far. Banaz Omar, the group member said in a press statement reported to...
Iraq: Are Women Going To Be Represented in the New Cabinet?

Iraq: Are Women Going To Be Represented in the New Cabinet?

Muhamed Hassan – Feb 22, 2016 – Immersed in Thinking Blog. Iraqi politics has been sharply defined by the absence of women in government posts, a phenomenon which has prompted some women parliamentarians to issue a plea for the prime minister to include them in the next round of his much vaunted cabinet reshuffle. While...
Nechirvan Barzani: We Seek to Improve the Mechanisms of Application for Anti-violence Against Women Laws

Nechirvan Barzani: We Seek to Improve the Mechanisms of Application for Anti-violence Against Women Laws

ZagrosTV – Erbil On Thursday, in the capital city of Erbil, events to compact violence against women were launched with the participation of the Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani. The Prime Minister of KRG read his word in the opening of the event, saying that compacting violence against women in the provinces of...
The Parliamentary Committee for Women Adopts the Study of Shahrazad Campaign on Sexual Harassment in the Iraqi Society

The Parliamentary Committee for Women Adopts the Study of Shahrazad Campaign on Sexual Harassment in the Iraqi Society

On Tuesday, 17 Nov. 2015, the Parliamentary Committee for Women’s Affairs and the Iraqi Women Journalists Forum held a meeting on Shahrazad campaign to discuss the results and recommendations of the IWJF study on the phenomenon of harassment in the Iraqi society. MP Rehab Al-Abboudh, the President of the Parliamentary Committee for Women, explained the...
Statement of Iraqi Women Network in Commemoration of 15th Anniversary of UN Res. 1325

Statement of Iraqi Women Network in Commemoration of 15th Anniversary of UN Res. 1325

Baghdad, Oct 31st, 2015 We passed the 15th anniversary of the adoption of Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, while many Iraqi women and girls have between displaced or abducted, made slaves and victims of sexual and physical violence, as a result of the escalating violence, terrorism and extremism, particularly after the...
Shahrazad Festival at the Second Session of the Iraqi Social Forum  

Shahrazad Festival at the Second Session of the Iraqi Social Forum  

Iraqi Women Journalists Forum (IWJF) – October 2015 In Abu Nawas gardens, near the Tigris River in the heart of the capital Baghdad and in the framework of the second session of the Iraqi Social Forum which was held for the period from October 2-3, the Iraqi Journalists Women Forum members have organized within the...