Present in Iraq since 1976, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is committed to supporting the Government and people of Iraq during their transition towards reconciliation, reform and stability.
Gender at the forefront in Iraq: Encouraging gender mainstreaming in peacebuilding
The women leaders of Iraq are not hard to find; they exist in the classroom, the boardroom, and the home. Advocating for gender mainstreaming in the design of cohesion related activities in Iraq is vital to encourage engagement of all community members. From 15 to 17 March 2022, UNDP Iraq, in partnership with Folke Bernadotte Academy, held a workshop on gender mainstreaming in the design of social cohesion activities for 22 members of Community Peace and Dialogue Committees from Diyala and Kirkuk and community leaders from Anbar, Ninewa and Salah al-Din, as well as representatives from local organization Al Tahreer Association for Development (TAD).
Making Waves in Basra: Defying gender norms in development projects
As the world calls for more women and girls in technology, science, engineering and other typically male-dominated industries, 35-year-old Zainab Sadiq in Basra, Iraq’s southernmost governorate is already challenging stereotypes.