ACRLI is implementing a Project entitled "Towards Abolition of
Discrimination Against Women (TADAWI)", in cooperation with Al-Amal
organization, funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO).
The project aims to empower Iraqi women CSOs to challenge gender
discrimination in Iraqi legislation. The main project outputs consist in
enabling Iraqi women CSOs to 1) actively engage with their rights, ii)
counteract law violations, and iii) launch dialogue with local policy makers.
To this intent, a legal assessment study will be conducted to
measure the compliance of the Iraqi legislation with the related international
legislation (namely CEDAW), and consequently propose reform recommendations that
will be discussed during a national workshop.
The project also will seek to develop the local CSOs’ skills to be
capable of lobbying efficiently for the implementation of the identified reform
recommendations. Therefore, two ToTs will be organized in the light of the
study’s findings in two specific areas (gender equality and violence against
women), in addition to one ToT on training methods and three technical training
sessions aiming to improve the CSOs’ technical skills to advocate for the
implementation of the proposed recommendations.
A local coalition/network including Iraqi women NGOs along with key
stakeholders will be created. Outreach Materials including an outreach workshop
will be organized in order to ensure an awareness campaign for this project.