Today, Tuesday, the Ministry of Planning announced the launch of the women’s economic empowerment plan for the period 2021-2022, stressing that the implementation of the plan will be by the relevant authorities, after the axes were divided according to the competence of each of the concerned authorities.
The ministry stated, in a statement received by the "National News Center", that Minister Khaled Battal Al-Najm launched the Women's Economic Empowerment Plan 2021-2022. Kumar Jha, the representative of the Kurdistan region, Dr. Khan Zad Ahmed, a number of ministries, the private sector, civil society organizations, and a number of ambassadors and international organizations working in Iraq.
The minister said, according to the statement, that "the plan for the economic empowerment of Iraqi women is the product of a joint work between the Iraqi government and the World Bank Group, indicating that it is based on several pillars and activities targeting different groups of women, in order to increase economic opportunities for women in light of development priorities and national reform efforts." He pointed out that “the plan aims to improve the life of society and the family, reduce poverty, develop women’s skills and capabilities, as well as combat illiteracy, improve women’s health level, provide them with the opportunity for education, work, achieve an appropriate income, and access social security systems.”
He pointed out that “the main axes of the women’s economic empowerment plan include building capacities in preparing gender-responsive budgets, developing vocational training curricula, enhancing financial inclusion for women, and building a child care economy,” stressing that “the implementation of the plan will be by the relevant authorities, after the division of The axes according to the competence of each of the concerned parties.
The statement added that "the conference witnessed speeches by the Minister of Migration and Displacement, the World Bank, the Kurdistan Region and the ambassadors of Norway and Canada, as well as a review of the most prominent priorities of the women's economic empowerment plan."
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