Country Iraq
Year 2018 - 2030
Type of Measure Policies > National strategy specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The National Strategy on Violence against Women 2018- 2030 is an updated version of the National Strategy to Combat Violence Against Women 2013-2017. In developing this updated version particular attention was paid to the following:
• To incorporate and measure the impact of dual shocks encountered by Iraq since 2014, especially as to how these phenomena manifested in different forms of gender-based violence (GBV);
• To ensure coverage for all women, including IDPs, those with special needs and survivors of armed conflict;
• To provide long-term strategic planning for the period 2018-2030;
• To include newly emerged social issues such as drug addiction, organized crime, and suicide, all of which have become a major contributing factor accounting for different forms of violence against women and girls;
• To identify gaps within the existing legal framework;
• To use the SWOT analysis model in helping identify positive and negative factors in dealing with GBV;
• To refer to existing data, despite the constraints imposed by the absence of national data in relation to GBV;
• To link the updated Strategy with SDGs, Iraq Vision for 2030, the National Development Plan 2018-2022 and the National Poverty Reduction Strategy 2018-2022; and
• To ensure an effective coordination and monitoring mechanism for the Strategy.

Source of Information

Iraq's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.7

For more information: National Strategy to Combat Violence Against Women and Girls 2018-2030