Iraqi Women Network Delegation Meets with the General Director of Woman Empowering Directorate

Iraqi Women Network Delegation Meets with the General Director of Woman Empowering 

Ms. Ibtisam Aziz / General Director of Iraqi Woman Empowering Directorate received Iraqi Women Network delegation on Monday 23th January 2017 which included Hanaa Edwar, Shatha Naji, Hanaa Hmood and Amal Kbashi at the headquarters of the directorate in the general secretariat of the council of ministers.

The delegation offered their congratulations and wishes of success to her on the occasion of receiving her new tasks. The meeting focused on the challenges facing Iraqi women in light of the escalation of violence and what programs and projects are needed to protect and empower her through legislating the Victims of Domestic Violence Act and amend the laws that discriminate against her. The situation of the displaced women and the freed from ISIS was addressed. Working to provide their human, health and psychological needs and ensure their re-settlement after freeing their areas in addition to the participation of women in the national reconciliation and the mediation efforts and negotiations and recommendations of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

On her side Ms. General Director of Woman Empowering Directorate she declared her support to the project of Victims of Domestic Violence Act and her endeavor to work for its approval confirming the importance of partnership with the civil society organisations and uniting vision through setting priorities for the directorate action plan for 2017.

The meeting was in a positive and friendly mood to reinforce the bonds of cooperation and coordination between both sides in order to implement the strategies and the national plans (The National Strategy for Combating Violence, Advancement of Women strategy, the national plan and the emergency plan to Security Council resolution 1325), which is accredited by the government through setting timetables and resources necessary for it and activating the proper mechanisms to achieve its goals.

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