Country Iraq
Year 2017 - 2027
Type of Measure Policies > National strategy specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

With the United Nations agencies, the Kurdistan Government through the High Council for Women Affairs has established the National Strategy to Combat Violence against Women in the region where it was approved in accordance with Resolution No 8 of Council of Ministers of the Region (2012-2016) and thereafter the strategy was updated (2017-2027) according to its objectives, principles and plans and consists of four areas and general objectives as follows: 
Objective 1: The legal field: To eliminate all forms of legal discrimination against women and provide them with legal protection.
Objective 2: Prevention: Raising awareness of the causes and effects of violence against women on the family and society. 
Objective 3: Protection: Supporting and advocating for victims of violence and protecting women from all forms of violence. 
Objective 4: Field of care: Improving services for women survivors of violence.

Source of Information

Iraq's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.37 and p.46