Research

On this page you can find strategy as well as research papers in the field of women, peace, security published by elbarlament.

Title

Description

EN

AR

A Strategy for Women’s Participation in Peace Processes in Nineveh

This strategy paper is the outcome of a cooperation between elbarlament and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as part of the project “Strengthening the Livelihoods of Returnees and the Local Population in Ninewa, Iraq”.

Within the project “A strategy for women’s participation in peace processes in Nineveh”, elbarlament developed in 2020 this strategy paper by compiling and structuring demands of a wide range of stakeholders from all districts of the province of Nineveh with regard to women’s inclusion in peacebuilding processes, politics and society.

The strategy shall serve the Government of Iraq, the Governor of Nineveh, civil society as well as international organizations as food for thought and guidance for building a coherent, systematic and comprehensive approach for the improved participation of women in peace processes in Nineveh.

Scoping Study “A Strategy for Women’s Participation in Peace Processes in Nineveh”

From June until August 2020, Swisspeace, in cooperation with elbarlament’s local experts in Iraq, developed a scoping study on the conflict context of the Nineveh governorate in Iraq and the role of women in the current peace process.

The study sets out with a brief analysis of the conflict history of Iraq in general, and the Nineveh Governorate in particular, outlining key actors and lines of conflict and tensions as well as their underlying drivers. It then provides insights into the research participants’ definitions of peace and their assessment of ongoing peacebuilding activities, including the main challenges.

The cornerstone of the study is dedicated to women’s participation in Nineveh. Starting with women’s participation in political decision-making, it continues with their involvement in peacebuilding, focusing on why it matters and why it is currently insufficient. Furthermore, it looks at the role of UNSCR 1325 in Iraq, both past and present, and draws conclusions for the Second National Action Plan for the resolution’s implementation. It finishes the section on participation by looking at the current status of female refugees’ participation and what needs to be addressed to increase it.

The study then moves on to a short section on transitional justice, sketching the research respondents’ trust and evaluation of existing judicial institutions to bring justice as well as their attitude to the establishment of an international criminal tribunal. It finishes with recommendations and entry points for action.

Women and Peace in Iraq: opportunities, challenges and prospects for a better future

This study was realized with the support of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as part of the project “Strengthening the Participation of Women in the Rehabilitation and Peace Process in Iraq” (SPW).

The study tackles the existing knowledge gap related to the inclusion of women in peacebuilding processes and seeks to investigate the current situation of Iraqi women in that regard. It provides a literature overview on women’s participation in peacebuilding processes and in political and socio-economic spheres, in Iraq. The paper maps out local and national mechanisms of peacebuilding in Iraq and evaluates these in terms of women’s inclusion. Further, the study specifies what representative and substantive participation look like in Iraq and discusses ways of ensuring women’s meaningful participation. In addition, it examines the relationship between transitional justice and peacebuilding processes with a particular focus on women’s inclusion and the discussion, whether existing transitional justice processes are able to promote justice in Iraq.

If you want to meet the authors Dr. Zeynep Kaya and Dr. Ilham Makki check out the sum-up video of their study here.

Legislative Framework to Women's Participation in Political and Peacebuilding Processes

This research paper was realized with the support of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as part of the project “Strengthening the Participation of Women in the Rehabilitation and Peace Process in Iraq” (SPW).

The purpose of the research paper is to identify the gender limitations and opportunities for political inclusion and participation in the legal framework of Iraq.
By undertaking a gender analysis of the Iraqi law and identifying the gender gaps within the legal framework, this study aims to contribute to the progress and promotion of female political inclusion and participation through a set of key recommendations.

If you want to meet the author Rejna Alaaldin check out the sum-up video of her study here.

Sustainable Peacebuilding through Economic Empowerment in Iraq

This research paper was realized with the support of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as part of the project “Strengthening the Participation of Women in the Rehabilitation and Peace Process in Iraq” (SPW).

The research paper explores the linkages between economic empowerment and the inclusion of women in peacebuilding processes. It focuses on the ways through which the economic empowerment of women enhances women’s participation in peacebuilding processes. Additionally, the paper outlines challenges and best practices in pursuing peacebuilding through economic empowerment.

Involving Women in Peacebuilding in Iraq: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

This research paper was realized with the support of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as part of the project “Strengthening the Participation of Women in the Rehabilitation and Peace Process in Iraq” (SPW).

The central objective of the research paper is to map the different successful interventions that address the pillars of UNSCR 1325 (participation and representation, prevention and protection, resolution and recovery), whether at community or national level, through formal or informal channels. Therefore, the paper aims at identifying success conditions of these interventions, in order to assess how scalable and transferable they could be. The paper further develops some recommendations to relevant stakeholders (including the Iraqi government, NGOs and INGOs) on ways to improve support, scope and effectiveness of interventions.

If you want to meet the author Janan Aljabiri check out the sum-up video of her study here.

Online Violence Towards Women in Iraq

This research paper was realized with the support of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as part of the project “Strengthening the Participation of Women in the Rehabilitation and Peace Process in Iraq” (SPW).

The paper aims at exploring the interplay and reciprocal influences between online sexist/misogynist speech and “offline” women’s participation in public and political life in Iraq.

The author if this paper is Dr. Aida Al-Kaisy

Analysis of Female Participation in Legislative Institutions and Political Parties in Iraq

This research paper was realized with the support of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as part of the project “Strengthening the Participation of Women in the Rehabilitation and Peace Process in Iraq” (SPW).

The paper aims at analyzing whether the Constitution of Iraq and certain laws establish a minimum threshold for women representation in the Council of Representatives, the Provincial and District Councils and the political parties. It also assesses whether representation of women belonging to minority groups is guaranteed by existing laws and whether women are legally entitled to run for election independently from political parties.

The author of this paper is Dr. Mohamed al-Mosly

PERSPECTIVES ON PEACE: Research Papers on Women and Peace in Iraq

This book publication was realized with the support of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as part of the project “Strengthening the Participation of Women in the Rehabilitation and Peace Process in Iraq” (SPW).

The book presents five research papers on women empowerment and peacebuilding in Iraq with the goal to promote the participation of women in peacebuilding processes. Overall, the following papers serve to complement existing knowledge gaps in the field of women empowerment, political participation and peacebuilding in Iraq:

1) Legislative Framework to Women’s Participation in Political and Peacebuilding Processes: Dr. Rejna Alaaldin
2) Analysis of Female Participation in Legislative Institutions and Political Parties in Iraq: Dr. Mohamed Riyad M. Almosly
3) Online Violence Towards Women in Iraq: Dr. Aida Al-Kaisy
4) Sustainable Peacebuilding through Economic Empowerment in Iraq
5) Involving Women in Peacebuilding in Iraq: Best Practices and Lessons Learned: Dr. Janan Al-Jabiri

Constitutional Guarantees of Gender Equality and political Participation

A Strategy for Women’s Participation in Peace Processes in Nineveh

This strategy paper is the outcome of a cooperation between elbarlament and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as part of the project “Strengthening the Livelihoods of Returnees and the Local Population in Ninewa, Iraq”.

Within the project “A strategy for women’s participation in peace processes in Nineveh”, elbarlament developed in 2020 this strategy paper by compiling and structuring demands of a wide range of stakeholders from all districts of the province of Nineveh with regard to women’s inclusion in peacebuilding processes, politics and society.

The strategy shall serve the Government of Iraq, the Governor of Nineveh, civil society as well as international organizations as food for thought and guidance for building a coherent, systematic and comprehensive approach for the improved participation of women in peace processes in Nineveh.

Scoping Study “A Strategy for Women’s Participation in Peace Processes in Nineveh”

From June until August 2020, Swisspeace, in cooperation with elbarlament’s local experts in Iraq, developed a scoping study on the conflict context of the Nineveh governorate in Iraq and the role of women in the current peace process.

The study sets out with a brief analysis of the conflict history of Iraq in general, and the Nineveh Governorate in particular, outlining key actors and lines of conflict and tensions as well as their underlying drivers. It then provides insights into the research participants’ definitions of peace and their assessment of ongoing peacebuilding activities, including the main challenges.

The cornerstone of the study is dedicated to women’s participation in Nineveh. Starting with women’s participation in political decision-making, it continues with their involvement in peacebuilding, focusing on why it matters and why it is currently insufficient. Furthermore, it looks at the role of UNSCR 1325 in Iraq, both past and present, and draws conclusions for the Second National Action Plan for the resolution’s implementation. It finishes the section on participation by looking at the current status of female refugees’ participation and what needs to be addressed to increase it.

The study then moves on to a short section on transitional justice, sketching the research respondents’ trust and evaluation of existing judicial institutions to bring justice as well as their attitude to the establishment of an international criminal tribunal. It finishes with recommendations and entry points for action.

Women and Peace in Iraq: opportunities, challenges and prospects for a better future

This study was realized with the support of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as part of the project “Strengthening the Participation of Women in the Rehabilitation and Peace Process in Iraq” (SPW).

The study tackles the existing knowledge gap related to the inclusion of women in peacebuilding processes and seeks to investigate the current situation of Iraqi women in that regard. It provides a literature overview on women’s participation in peacebuilding processes and in political and socio-economic spheres, in Iraq. The paper maps out local and national mechanisms of peacebuilding in Iraq and evaluates these in terms of women’s inclusion. Further, the study specifies what representative and substantive participation look like in Iraq and discusses ways of ensuring women’s meaningful participation. In addition, it examines the relationship between transitional justice and peacebuilding processes with a particular focus on women’s inclusion and the discussion, whether existing transitional justice processes are able to promote justice in Iraq.

If you want to meet the authors Dr. Zeynep Kaya and Dr. Ilham Makki check out the sum-up video of their study here.

Legislative Framework to Women's Participation in Political and Peacebuilding Processes

This research paper was realized with the support of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as part of the project “Strengthening the Participation of Women in the Rehabilitation and Peace Process in Iraq” (SPW).

The purpose of the research paper is to identify the gender limitations and opportunities for political inclusion and participation in the legal framework of Iraq.
By undertaking a gender analysis of the Iraqi law and identifying the gender gaps within the legal framework, this study aims to contribute to the progress and promotion of female political inclusion and participation through a set of key recommendations.

If you want to meet the author Rejna Alaaldin check out the sum-up video of her study here.

Sustainable Peacebuilding through Economic Empowerment in Iraq

This research paper was realized with the support of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as part of the project “Strengthening the Participation of Women in the Rehabilitation and Peace Process in Iraq” (SPW).

The research paper explores the linkages between economic empowerment and the inclusion of women in peacebuilding processes. It focuses on the ways through which the economic empowerment of women enhances women’s participation in peacebuilding processes. Additionally, the paper outlines challenges and best practices in pursuing peacebuilding through economic empowerment.

Involving Women in Peacebuilding in Iraq: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

This research paper was realized with the support of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as part of the project “Strengthening the Participation of Women in the Rehabilitation and Peace Process in Iraq” (SPW).

The central objective of the research paper is to map the different successful interventions that address the pillars of UNSCR 1325 (participation and representation, prevention and protection, resolution and recovery), whether at community or national level, through formal or informal channels. Therefore, the paper aims at identifying success conditions of these interventions, in order to assess how scalable and transferable they could be. The paper further develops some recommendations to relevant stakeholders (including the Iraqi government, NGOs and INGOs) on ways to improve support, scope and effectiveness of interventions.

If you want to meet the author Janan Aljabiri check out the sum-up video of her study here.

Online Violence Towards Women in Iraq

This research paper was realized with the support of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as part of the project “Strengthening the Participation of Women in the Rehabilitation and Peace Process in Iraq” (SPW).

The paper aims at exploring the interplay and reciprocal influences between online sexist/misogynist speech and “offline” women’s participation in public and political life in Iraq.

The author if this paper is Dr. Aida Al-Kaisy

Analysis of Female Participation in Legislative Institutions and Political Parties in Iraq

This research paper was realized with the support of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as part of the project “Strengthening the Participation of Women in the Rehabilitation and Peace Process in Iraq” (SPW).

The paper aims at analyzing whether the Constitution of Iraq and certain laws establish a minimum threshold for women representation in the Council of Representatives, the Provincial and District Councils and the political parties. It also assesses whether representation of women belonging to minority groups is guaranteed by existing laws and whether women are legally entitled to run for election independently from political parties.

The author of this paper is Dr. Mohamed al-Mosly

PERSPECTIVES ON PEACE: Research Papers on Women and Peace in Iraq

This book publication was realized with the support of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as part of the project “Strengthening the Participation of Women in the Rehabilitation and Peace Process in Iraq” (SPW).

The book presents five research papers on women empowerment and peacebuilding in Iraq with the goal to promote the participation of women in peacebuilding processes. Overall, the following papers serve to complement existing knowledge gaps in the field of women empowerment, political participation and peacebuilding in Iraq:

1) Legislative Framework to Women’s Participation in Political and Peacebuilding Processes: Dr. Rejna Alaaldin
2) Analysis of Female Participation in Legislative Institutions and Political Parties in Iraq: Dr. Mohamed Riyad M. Almosly
3) Online Violence Towards Women in Iraq: Dr. Aida Al-Kaisy
4) Sustainable Peacebuilding through Economic Empowerment in Iraq
5) Involving Women in Peacebuilding in Iraq: Best Practices and Lessons Learned: Dr. Janan Al-Jabiri