Advanced workshop to prioritize the national strategic plan for women in Iraq

ورشة عمل متقدمة لتحديد أولويات الخطة الاستراتيجية الوطنية للمرأة في العراق

The Iraqi Women Empowerment Department, at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, held an advanced workshop on strategic planning and the preparation of the national strategic plan for Iraqi women for the years (2023-2030) in which officials from women empowerment departments and planning and finance departments in all provinces participated.

The Director General of the Women Empowerment Department, Dr. Yasiri Kareem Mohsen, pointed out that the workshop aims to identify the vision of each province and its priorities within the national strategic plan for Iraqi women, in addition to identifying the needs, programs, and activities to be implemented in each province. She also called on representatives of the financial departments in the provinces to prepare the financial budgets for the implementation of those activities as they are the main partners in their implementation.

Kareem emphasized that the importance of the national strategic plan for Iraqi women lies in (setting a path for the state and the government to work on empowering women and enhancing their rights, studying and diagnosing the challenges facing women, as well as identifying tools for their integration into sustainable development, and mobilizing the state and society to empower them, by measuring the development of women’s conditions) based on the Iraqi Constitution of 2005, the Sustainable Development Plan 2030, in line with the government program, plans, and policies, national and international reports on development and women’s status.

She added that the strategic plan will also cover all areas related to women’s issues represented by empowerment (political, economic, social, health, cultural, media, women’s protection, combating gender-based violence, as well as enhancing the situation of rural women, and developing women’s ability to face risks related to the environment and climate change).