“Women’s Group” formed in Iraqi Parliament
Female MPs from various ethnicities and faiths in the Iraqi Parliament have formed a “Women’s Group”.
Female MPs in the Iraqi Parliament have formed a “Women’s Group”. They demand the reinstatement of the Women’s Ministries and a 25% quota in the Iraqi government.
“PROTECT OUR PEOPLE, TELL THE GOVERNMENT THEIR DUTIES”
Iraqi MP from the PUK Arezu Ehmed said there are women of all faiths and ethnicities in the group ad added: “There are women who are Kurds, Arabs, Turkmens, Sunnis, Shias and Christians in the group. The goal of this group is to defend women’s rights and to tell the government their duties, as well as state the rights and responsibilities of women in society.”
Arezu said there should be a 25% quota for women in the cabinet: “Haidar Abadi disbanded the Women’s Affairs Ministry. We demand this ministry be reinstated.”
“WE DON’T HAVE A CLEAR ANSWER YET”
Arezu added that they have submitted their demands to the Iraqi Parliamentary Presidency, the Iraqi President and the Prime Minister: “But we don’t have a clear answer yet. They just told us that they would work on it.”