Cabinet Secretariat: Next year will witness the launch of the National Strategy for Iraqi Women

Government & Politics

Baghdad The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers announced its intention to formulate the national strategy for Iraqi women 2023-2030, which focuses on empowering women and providing legal and social protection for them, and it is hoped that it will be launched next year.

The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Hamid Al-Ghazi, said during the celebration of the launch of the 16-day activities to combat violence against women, under the auspices of the United Nations Development Program in Iraq and the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, held today, Sunday in the capital, Baghdad “we celebrate today the kicking off of the conference to Combat Violence against women, which begins on November 25 of each year, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on December 10, which is the International Day for Human Rights.

He added, “The government program adopted the file of empowering Iraqi women in all fields, including providing legal and social protection and confronting violence against women within the family and society, and the government’s commitment is consistent with the constitutional and legal legislation that provided legal and social guarantees to protect women from all forms of violence.”

He continued, “The Iraqi government was keen to provide a safe working environment for women and to provide justice for women and girls who are victims of the crimes of ISIS terrorist gangs, then the Yazidi Survivors Law No. 8 of 2021 was enacted.”

The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers affirmed, “The government has taken many policies and measures to confront gender-based violence, foremost of which is the launch of the second national plan for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, security and peace for the period from 2021 to 2024, which is under implementation and follow-up. The government launched and implemented the plan to support and participate in the House of Representatives elections 2021, which among its main objectives was to protect women candidates and their electoral campaigns and protect them from all kinds of gender-based violence.

Al-Ghazi added, “The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, through the Iraqi Women Empowerment Department, and with a committee that includes representatives of ministries and official institutions, is now working on formulating the National Strategy for Iraqi Women 2023-2030, which focuses among its main objectives on empowering women and providing legal and social protection, and it is hoped that it will be launched next year after its approval, in line with the constitutional principles of human rights and with the priorities of the government program in empowering Iraqi women.”

Source: National Iraqi News Agency