Impunity Watch and partners hold virtual roundtables on sexual and gender-based violence in Iraq

Marking the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, Impunity Watch, Iraqi Al-Amal Association and PAX organised a series of three virtual roundtables on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Iraq.


The first roundtable was held on 21 October 2020, when the mapping report on “Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Iraq” (2003-2018) was launched, followed by a discussion of the findings by the lead researcher and representatives of Iraqi CSOs, government authorities, international organizations and experts in the field.

The second roundtable was held on Wednesday 28th of October 2020 to explore narratives and social constructs around SGBV and domestic violence in Iraq.

The third roundtable was held on Wednesday, 4th of November, 2020 to discuss how hegemonic or violent masculinities contribute to the spread of SGBV, and why security sector and judicial reforms are essential in the struggle for justice and the prevention of SGBV.

Download the reports for:

The first roundtable: Arabic and English 

The second roundtable: Arabic and English 

The third roundtable: Arabic and English 

Presentation of the mapping report on "Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Iraq (2003-2018): Arabic and English