Consulate Hosts Women’s Roundtable Discussion

group of womenOn September 6, 2016, the U.S. Consulate in Basrah hosted nearly two dozen females leaders from the provinces of Dhi Qar, MAysan, Muthanna and Basrah for a series of roundtable discussions. The Iraqi women met with female Consulate officers from the Economic, Political and Public Affairs sections to discuss opportunities and challenges for women and girls in southern Iraq. Discussion focused on civic participation; training, educational and economic opportunities; and women’s political participation.