Iraqi women’s Association show its willingness to open horizons of joint cooperation with the center for women’s studies
A delegation representing Baghdad women which is one of the civil society organizations visited the center for women’s studies at University of Baghdad in the context of open horizons of joint cooperation between the two sides concerning women’s issues and aspirations. The director of the center, Assistant Prof. Dr. Siham Mutasher al-Kaabi met this delegation represented by the director of follow-up and evaluation, Rana Hussein and director of the project of “battered Women”, Jinan Hussein and listened to the statements may by them at the beginning of the meeting that dealt with directions and objectives of that association and the projects submitted to serve Iraqi women, especially In recent times where criminal violations were made by ISIS gangs against women, as well as projects relating to battered women, widows and divorced women. Al-Kabi clarified the importance of this center since it is the only at the level of Iraqi universities and State ministries that make research plans, programs and hold conferences, seminars and workshops for women. At the end of the meeting, the two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in future through the establishment of joint research, courses, workshops, seminars, conferences and seminars, exchange of knowledge and scientific expertise of the members, particularly those of diplomas, doctorate and master degrees. In recognition of this first visit to the center, the director dedicated some of the publications to the visiting delegation. It is worth mentioned that Baghdad women’s Association is a non-profit civil society organization that combats all forms of violence against women and girls and seeks to guarantee legal protection, equality and respect for the human rights of women, as well as to reduce violence against them by providing all the necessary support services for survivors of violence, calling for the implementation of appropriate policies, laws and government programs, increasing women’s political participation by developing and increasing knowledge and leadership development and capacity-building, changing the opinions of policymakers and their behavior in order to prevent the violation of women’s rights, promoting and facilitating their access to decision making and developing leadership capabilities.