MPs Support Activities in three governorates
Within the (civil and political empowerment initiative for women in Iraq) carried out by UMF with partner CSOs in each of the target governorate (Muthanna, Babil, Basra) , three meetings / governorate held to support and activate the role of women parliamentarians in addressing the issues and problems faced people in their governorates and to communicate with their constituents and deliver their voices and following up their demands inside parliament.
Muthanna meetings : – under supervision of our partner ( Sawa for human rights) and selected members of WSGs three meetings organized and held on the Chamber of Commerce Hall by attendance of local community leaders to discuss and address the priority & most important issues in the presence of women MPs , NGOs , private sector & businessmen , elders and tribal leaders .
1st meeting held in (25/7/2015) to discuss (young people : unemployment challenge) , while 2nd meeting held on ( 18/10/2015) to discuss ( Public authorities – CSOs Relationship : Challenges & opportunities ) , 3rd meeting held on (28/ 11 /2015) on the occasion of the 16-day campaign of violence against women to discuss (political and economic empowerment of women) with highlighting on education and health
Babil Meetings : – Under supervision of our partner (Nisaba Center for Studies and Research) and selected members of WSGs , three meetings organized and held on Scheherazade hall in presence of woman MPs and a number of senior officials in the governorate , CSOs , clerics and tribal leaders . 1st meeting about (Industry & Education) held on 13/5/2015, 2nd meeting discussed the (government reforms and demonstrators demands) held on 19/8/2015, , while the 3rd meeting discussed (rainwater crisis and poor services ) held on ( 12/11/2015)
Basra Meetings: – Under supervision of our partner ( Al-Firdaws Iraqi organization ) and selected members of WSGs , three meetings organized and held on the hall of Parliament office in Basra , attended by women MPs , local government officials , CSOs and community leaders to discuss and debate the urgent issues in Basra . 1st meeting discussed ( The high salinity Basra water) on (23/4/2015) , 2nd meeting about (increasing suffocation cases and unavailability of hospitals) on (11/9/2015) ,3rd meeting on (10/11/2015) about (the service sector and sewage problem)
Suggestions and recommendations has been submitted from each governorate with official letters delivered to women MPs with detailed reports about each meeting to discussed with the relevant parliament committees and to find appropriate solutions with women MPs who will followed up the issues inside parliament