Manual on Gender Equality in Iraqi Labor Law and Policies

This manual addresses Gender Equality in Iraqi Labor Law No. 37 of 2015, and the Iraqi Employment Policy. It offers guidance on the concepts of gender inequality and discrimination, protection of motherhood and sexual harassment in the provisions of the Iraqi Labor Law, and international labor obligations and best practices for gender equality. With a total of ten sections, the manual offers facts and examples of gender equality and inequality, data from Iraq and remedies available to victims of gender-based violence, and recommendations to advance the work environment for women and all employees.

Issued by PartnersIraq, the manual was developed in collaboration with the Iraqi Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, the Iraqi Bar and local experts. It was made possible with the support of Global Affairs Canada under project name Women Empowerment in the Workplace (WEW).

For the guide in English, click HERE or read below. For the guide in Arabic, click HERE.


Today, levels of violence and political instability reach all corners of the world. We are collectively alarmed by the vitriol and deepening polarization in our societies. Our original commitment to create safe spaces where true discussion and differences of opinions emerge remains critical now more than ever.

The world needs more integration for peace, democracy and development. At PartnersGlobal, that’s what we do. Learn more about the organization in this one-pager.

In 2018, PartnersGlobal in collaboration with Partners West Africa Senegal (PWA-S), La Plateforme des Femmes pour la Paix en Casamance (PFPC), and Tostan under the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau of Conflict Management and Mitigation’s

(CMM) two-year funded grant initiated the project Engaging Civil Society for Peace in the Casamance, also known as the Unaam Kayraay in the countries of Senegal (the Casamance region), The Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau. This report highlights the project’s approach and achievements.

To access the report in French, click here.

This audit includes the financial statements of PartnersGlobal for fiscal year 2018.

In a year where fractures and divisions seemed to widen, PartnersGlobal and the Partners Network stepped up to bring diverse groups together, safeguard the space for dialogue that is so pivotal to democracy and work toward a positive peace and development that is inclusive, rights-respecting and just.

Casamance: the longest running conflict in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite the signing of numerous peace accords between the Senegalese government and the Mouvement des Forces Democratiques de Casamance (MFDC), the region remains in a situation of “no peace, no war”. The sustained instability in the region has adversely affected citizens’ lives in a variety of ways, diminishing their economic opportunities, limiting their movement, and changing social structures. The impacts on local communities, women, children, and youth are enormous. Specific impacts on women’s lives and wellbeing have been particularly significant, being both direct victims of various forms of sexual and gender-based violence; and indirect victims as the mothers, widows, daughters, and sisters of detained, killed, or disappeared men. In response to continued conflict and instability on civilians’ lives, the White Paper offers recommendations for the governments of Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, and the Gambia; MFDC; municipal and local authorities; communities; CSOs; and technical partners.

The policy brief is available in English, French, and Portuguese.

PartnersGlobal is pleased to present this White Paper, together with our colleagues from the La Plateforme des Femmes pour la Paix en Casamance (PFPC), Partners West Africa Senegal (PWA-S), representing our joint reflections on the conflict in the region of Casamance in Senegal, and recommendations for sustainable peace. The Livre Blanc offers concrete recommendations for key actors in the peace process on how each can play a role in the return of peace and promotion of prosperity not only in Casamance, but throughout Senegal and the sub-region as a whole. To maximize the Livre Blanc’s reach and impact, PartnersGlobal and implementing partners organized a National Gathering for Peace in Dakar, Senegal. The Gathering, led by women, featured the participation of over 2,500 members of civil society from Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, and The Gambia; and national and local government from Senegal. During the activity, Senegal’s Minister of Women, Family, Gender, and Child Protection accepted the Livre Blanc on behalf of the Senegalese government.

The Livre Blanc is available in English, French, and Portuguese.

March 2010 article from Yemen Times about Partners Yemen’s work to understand and resolve tribal conflict.