Female MPs, both religious and secular, have slammed the under-representation of women in Iraqi institutions, especia
The new Iraqi government, which received a vote of confidence from parliament on Tuesday, is almost exclusively male,
Displaced Iraqi female-headed families who have returned home are still experiencing major livelihood challenges, say
The improved political representation of women in Iraq is in sharp contrast to their broader disempowerment, as highl
Iraq has run out of money to pay for widows' benefits, farm crops and other programmes for the poor, its parliament w
State of Law Coalition independent MP Safiya Al Suhail criticized women absence in head of political parties meeting
ESCWA opened today its scheduled activities of the Tenth Anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325 concerning w
The Department of State has awarded $5 million in grants to several nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to provide d
Um Ali is scared.
In the last week of September, the As-Sahab Foundation, which disseminates al-Qaeda messages and propaganda, released
The hallways of a grade school were uncharacteristically silent and absent of students as they had been for months pr
Scores of Iraqi women forced into marriages with Al-Qaeda fighters following the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 are seekin
‘Girls are forced to get married by their families at an early age, because once she goes to university and gra
The true toll of the Iraq war is one that won't be tallied for years.
Continued militancy has taken the life of a woman in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh while others have been wound
Only one of Nidal Haidar's six sisters is married. She has given up on ever getting hitched.
Two months ago, the State Department released its 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report (TiP Report), laying out a pictu
Each night before she goes to sleep, Umm Shekar checks to make sure her pistol is loaded and tucks it beneath her mat
When leading prominent Iraqi women leaders from all across the country gathered in Baghdad in June 28, 2010 they had
Sporting a long blue dress and white headscarf, Umm Omar barely blinks as she whips out a pistol in her garden.
This report explores the role of UNSCR 1325 in establishing a constructive, threat-free atmosphere among Iranian poli
Increasing the participation of Iraqi women in conflict resolution and in building a lasting peace were among the iss
Three women and a child from one family were killed and six others wounded when gunmen attacked a house near the city
A UN report on Iraq shows human rights in the country remain a cause for concern, in spite of improvements in securit
At a time when insecurity is on the rise in Baghdad, women and girls in Baghdad told Human Rights Watch that the inse
As reported last month by MediaGlobal, women activists are working in Iraq to increase women's participation in the g
In Iraqi Kurdistan a survey by the Ministry of Human Rights in 2009 suggests that in one district over 40 percent of
On the third anniversary of the stoning of Du'a Khalil Aswad to death in public and in condemnation of all forms of v
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the May 2010 version of their Monthly Action Points (
When Iraq finally forms a new government, one thing is certain -- there will be many new faces.
Last week Freedom House released their "Women's Rights in the Middle East" report, on the state of gender e
Gender Related Excerpts from II Conclusions and/or Recommendations:
Prior to the US-led invasion of Iraq, women workin
Under Saddam Hussein, women in government got a year's maternity leave; that is now cut to six months.
Another political event takes place in Iraq withou
Today, let's celebrate the women of Iraq.
Today, International Women's Day, marks the economic, social and political achievements of women.
In spite of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) background on women'srights, we did not expect nor com
On the eve of Iraq's second nationwide election, a car bomb killed at least three pilgrims
In order to provide a detailed look at the conditions faced by women in the Middle East and understand the complex en
Back in Najaf, Iraq, Khayzaran and her family lived in a well-kept house. They had two cars and a small orchard.
Iraqi security forces have arrested an Al Qaeda operative suspected of recruiting women to carry out suicide
For women in Iraq, the coming national elections offer both a promise and a reminder of the difficulty of change in t
More than three million Iraqi men have been killed in the Iraq War since 2003, leaving behind nearly 740,000 widows a
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the February 2010 version of our Monthly Action Point