[size=36]Al-Ghazi: The Iraqi government was keen to provide a safe work environment for women[/size]
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, Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Hamid Al-Ghazi, confirmed today, Sunday, that the Iraqi government was keen to provide a safe work environment for women, while stressing the need to put in place measures to address the phenomenon of violence against women.
At the conference launching the 16 days of combating violence against women, Al-Ghazi said, "We celebrate this day the launch of the activities of the 16-day campaign to combat violence against women, which begins on November 25 of each year and ends on December 10," indicating, That "this day is a global aim to eliminate violence against women."
He added that "the phenomenon of gender-based violence is a multi-dimensional and multi-level phenomenon," calling for "concerted official and unofficial efforts to work on developing procedures and means to address it and address its effects in a manner commensurate with the diversity of its levels and the multiplicity of its manifestations and images."
He continued, "The government program adopted the file of empowering Iraqi women in all fields, including providing legal and social protection and confronting violence against women within the family and society," explaining that "this government commitment comes in line with constitutional and legal legislation that provided legal and social guarantees." To protect women from all forms of violence.
And he stated, "The Iraqi constitution guaranteed legal equality and protection of the family, women and childhood, and the Iraqi Penal Code criminalized all practices of violence and assault, and Iraqi legislation prohibited human trafficking," noting that "the Iraqi government was keen to provide a safe work environment for women and provide justice for women and girls who are victims of crimes." ISIS terrorist gangs, and Yazidi Survivors Law No. 8 of 2021 was also enacted.
He stated, "The government has taken many policies and measures to confront gender-based violence, foremost of which is the launch of the second national plan to implement UN Security Council Resolution No. 1325 on women, security and peace for the period between 2021 and 2024, and it is under implementation and follow-up. It also launched and implemented the support plan and the participation of Women in the 2021 Parliament elections, whose main objectives were to protect female candidates and their electoral campaigns and prevent them from all forms of gender-based violence.
Al-Ghazi revealed that "the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, through the Iraqi Women's Empowerment Department, and accompanied by a committee that includes representatives of ministries and official institutions, is now formulating the National Strategy for Iraqi Women 2023-2030," explaining that "this strategy aims to empower women and provide legal and social protection, which It is hoped that it will be launched next year after approval.”
And he indicated that "this strategy was consistent with the constitutional principles of human rights and with the priorities of the government's curriculum in empowering Iraqi women." Ended 29/M99