BAGHDAD / The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers Mahdi Al-Alak on Monday stressed the need to empower women economically, pointing out the formation of a steering committee to develop a plan of action to promote the status of women socially and politically.
A statement by the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers said that "Alaq received a program director at the National Democratic Institute in Iraq ( NDI) Sarah Pekerman, and a group of peace activists from four Iraqi provinces liberated (Anbar, Kirkuk, Nineveh and Salahuddin), pointing out that the activists presented a strategy for peace in Iraq: And recommendations for key issues related to women's empowerment, security and safety, trust among constituents, education and youth, victims and survivors, governance and resource allocation, in order to define a detailed strategy for peace in Iraq. "
"The issue of the economic empowerment of women is one of the most important issues that have been taken care of by the responsible government agencies," he said, adding that "a steering committee has been set up for this purpose to develop a plan of action to improve the status of women socially, politically and economically. Of the future plans under study relate to the inventory of weapons by the security forces, and support the national good through the holding of more peaceful coexistence conferences similar to the conference of Bartla, held in the Nineveh Plain in March 2018.
"The meeting also included a series of advocacy meetings held with decision-makers and stakeholders to transform their ideas and priorities on peace into achievable solutions," he said.
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