A conference to support the establishment of ' Gender Units' at 9 Ministries in Erbil

28 Oct 2019
eu madad, iraq,

EuroMed Feminist Initiative opened today in Erbil the Conference: “STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT FOR KRG HIGH COUNCIL OF WOMEN AFFAIRS AND STRUCTURES WORKING IN THE AREA OF EMPOWERMENT AND PROTECTION OF WOMEN AND GIRLS”.

Funded by the European Union Regional Trust Fund (MADAD) project “Strengthening access to protection, participation and services for women refugees, Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and women in the host communities in Iraq “ and part of the implementation of the National Strategy for Development of Women Status in Kurdistan Region 2026-2016, the Kurdistan Regional Government decided to open Gender Units in all ministries and governorates.

The conference which is in collaboration with KRG High Council of Women Affairs contributed to:

1. Building a bridge between the Gender Units in all the ministries and governorates.

2.Assessing their needs to build their capacity

3. Discussing support they are expecting from the international organizations and donors.

4. Brainstorming to coordinate their vision, roles and responsibilities,

5.Identifying challenges and ways to overcome them

6. Putting a plan for other activities

EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI) is a policy network that encompasses women’s rights organizations from the two shores of the Mediterranean. It provides expertise in the area of gender equality and women’s rights as inseparable from democracy building and citizenship, advocates for political solutions to all conflicts, and for the right of peoples to self-determination.

KRG High Council of Women Affairs is the official affiliate of the Kurdistan Regional Government and only formal women machinery for the Government. It is regarded as the protector, sponsor and expresser of the policies and strategies of the Kurdistan government, in all matters relating to the issues of women and girls politically, socially or economically or with regard to the empowerment of women and girls.

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