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Iraq: Females

Volume 490: debated on Monday 23 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the government of Iraq on women’s rights in Iraq; and if he will make a statement. (263581)

Our officials in Baghdad regularly meet with staff from the office of the Minister for Women’s Affairs and Ministry of Human Rights. We are closely monitoring the work of the acting Minister for Women’s Affairs. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Human Rights in Iraq also raised the situation of women with senior members of the government of Iraq during a visit on 1 March 2009.