#Baghdad_Women_Association launched its Strengthening Political and Civil Participation of Women in Baghdad project on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. The conference presented the activities and goal of the project, which is to raise women’s awareness on their civil and political rights and encourage them to participate actively in voting in the upcoming elections in addition to playing a short film to encourage people to participate in the elections.
The conference started with an introductory speech about the project and BWA delivered by Mrs. Batool Hussein, Project Manager, followed by Dr. Raad Sami from the Department of Information and Communication and Professor Dawood Salman in the Operations Department of the Independent High Electoral Commission on the women’s quota system, political participation and the biometric registration mechanism. After that, a short presentation was made on the role of the demonstrations in creating a new election law, including a section for discussions and questions for the IHEC, in addition to a more detailed explanation of the project’s activities.
The conference was concluded with a asking the attendees a question: Will you participate in the upcoming elections? The results were 64% (yes I will) 25% (I do won’t) 11% maybe (yes – no)