In 2021, UNFPA explored new and innovative approaches in the prevention of and response to gender-based violence, empowerment of youth and in the service delivery of reproductive health in Iraq. We established new partnerships to ensure women and girls receive much-needed services. We forged new paths to confirm the government’s accountability to the most vulnerable. This year, not only did we scale up our advocacy efforts at the central and the regional levels, but we also worked
closely with local authorities across the country and directly with women and young people. Despite the challenges, UNFPA initiatives helped create opportunities and choices for women and youth in Iraq, whether in camps for refugees or internally displaced persons or across communities.