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Equal rights for worker Women in Private Sector in Kurdistan Region/Iraq
During the last ten years, working women in the private sector and especially in the workplaces or small-sized m......
Making efforts to lessening the impact of war on IDP groups in Slemani especially women and girls
The latest wave of violence of the terrorist groups against a wide area in the middle and north of Iraq forced m......
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Equal rights for worker Women in Private Sector in Kurdistan Region/Iraq
 
During the last ten years, working women in the private sector and especially in the workplaces or small-sized manufactories have decreased rapidly, however; this case has not been monitored, reported or highlighted adequately by the local media, journalism, civil society and related unions or syndicates. According to personal interviews and on ground follow up, these women get low wages, work in bad working situations, longer working hours and deprived from all work merits. While they are the most vulnerable groups of the community, they are totally an overlooked group. In January 2014 the Parliament of Iraq voted on some articles of the new labor law. This law was prepared from the 1987 Iraq labor law and the Ministry of Labor of Kurdistan Region adopted this law and drafted a new law which consists of 148 articles and sent it to the council of ministries, yet. According to participants of the workshops and activities prior to draft and our observation of the new law, it’s considered a good law to protect women worker rights since it was drafted in coordination with the local NGOs, Ministry of Labor and the International Labor Organization ILO.

Methodology of work:
1. Making efforts to make the Council of Ministries to send the draft to the Parliament,
2. Urging the parliament to put this draft in its agenda and campaign to pass the articles which in favor of women workers.
3. In case none of the above efforts were not successful, we guaranteed that 10 parliamentarians sign the draft so as to be put in agenda of the Parliament,
4. Making efforts to create a committee at the Ministry of Labor to follow up, monitor and report the workplaces and private manufactories.
In 2012 we conducted a survey in some workplaces near Slemani city and found some data and figures on working women situation. This survey was conducted in a narrow location since CSI didn’t have enough financial support but it was a very useful source to guide us to sustain working on this case. The survey consists of (8) parts focusing on all aspects of women workers.

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