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Al Rasid Project Update: October 2016

October 31, 2016
- Activity 5 IF held multiple meetings throughout August and July under the slogan “Women, Peace and Security through Resolution 1325”. The meetings focused on the importance of enabling women and girls to become effective actors in peace and security, in addition to promoting women’s participation in identifying existing concepts based on community’s perspective of gender. Ms. Rend Al Rahim, President of IF, moderated the training sessions that were attended by 35 participants, 24 of which were women and 11 were men. Among the topics discussed were the achievements of women in local government in regard to UNSCR 1325, the role of the Commission for National Reconciliation in the Baghdad Provincial Council, as well as the National and Emergency Action Plans related to UNSCR1325, in addition to presenting the findings of the interim monitoring reports developed by partner organizations regarding the implementation of … Continue reading


Video Spot 5 – Women as Community Leaders

October 31, 2016
- Why are women prevented from becoming leaders in society, and from becoming effective political and parliamentary players? Women must be made into partners and leaders in crafting our future. Iraq Foundation’s Al-Rasid Project, in accordance with UNSC Resolution 1325, monitors government initiatives to strengthen the role of women in Iraqi society.


Video Spot 4 – Women in the Peace Process and Camp Management

October 31, 2016
- Why are Iraqi women absent from the commission for national reconciliation? Women must play effective roles in security, in displacement camps, in the reconciliation committee and more, as deciding actors in these processes. Iraq Foundation’s Al-Rasid Project, in accordance with UNSC Resolution 1325, monitors Iraq’s National Plan that seeks empower and protect women.


Video Spot 3 – Women’s Protection

October 31, 2016
- For too long, Iraqi women have been the victims of increasing violence against them. To make matters worse, the rise of Da’esh has added to the plight of women. This violence is a crime that all must work to prevent, especially within IDP communities; it’s everyone’s responsibility to stand up to violence against Iraqi women. Al-Rasid helps to monitor national initiatives that protect women from gender-based violence.