Country Iraq
Year 2010
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

The Ministry of Women's Affairs, with the support of UNIFEM and in cooperation and coordination with the women's movement in Iraq, launched the "16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence Campaign" on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.  The campaign is designed to publicize the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women adopted by the General Assembly in 1993 and the legal protection mechanisms for women victims of violence put in place in the framework of ongoing efforts to end violence against women and provide them with legal protection.  The Ministry of Human Rights is furthermore running awareness programmes in 14 governorates, excluding the region of Kurdistan, on the dangers of domestic violence.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Iraq to the questionnaire on violence against women 2010