The project “Women think Iraq anew” strives to empower female members of the National Council of Representatives as well as women from civil society, politics, academia and the legal profession to develop a joint vision for the future of their country. The project promotes new approaches ensuring the participation of women in democratic, societal and peace processes, as well as in state-building on a local, regional, and national scale. During the first year, in 2017, the participating women jointly developed a political memorandum putting forth a vision for a new Iraq. Read here how the participants want to improve the situation of women in the country.
2018 was an important year for the country: The unclear outcome of the parliamentary elections held in May 2018, the postponed counting of votes and the ensuing protests in the south dominated political debates. In this challenging environment, elbarlament – cultures of democracy established a network of female members of the newly elected Council or Representatives.