Awareness raising on female leadership in decision making
28 June 2021
the United Nations Human Rights Office highlighted how women across Iraq powerfully demonstrate their desire to shape their own future
Karbala, 25 June 2021 - At a conference organized by JSSOR Youth Organization, the United Nations Human Rights Office highlighted how women across Iraq powerfully demonstrate their desire to shape their own future and critical to the full enjoyment of their human rights.
In its message the office provided examples of its work on the promotion, protection and respect of women rights, including by highlighting the prominent and active role of women and girls in recent demonstrations, expressing a shared commitment to the promotion of women’s rights and empowerment as a means of overcoming many social and cultural barriers.
The 120 participants highlighted the importance of full participation of women in all aspects of political, social, economic, educational and cultural life by sharing their own experiences and initiatives to counter gender restrictive norms and practices as an important step to ensure gender equality among women and men in Iraq. Participants included members of civil society organizations, youth groups and local government coming from Iraq’s central and southern governorates.
At the end of the event, participants called for a strong participation of women in the upcoming elections, and to create more opportunities for women to share their experience in supporting local peace initiatives and social cohesion activities across Iraq.
Photos: Courtesy of Jssor Youth Organization
UN entities involved in this initiative
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights