Within UMF initiative (civil and political empowerment initiative for women in Iraq) funded by UNDEF , number of programs and activities will be implemented to support the new parliamentarians in the four targeted governorates inside and outside the parliament building by the partner CSOs and WSG , the main goal of this support activities is to activate the communication with the community & meet their needs and to improve the representative role of the parliamentarians , meetings with men local leaders and activists (men &women) in each target governorate with WSGs and partner CSOs by supervision of UMF , the following meetings implemented in Baghdad :-
1- Meeting with (10) men local leaders was held in the hall of the Mansour Hotel on 11th August 2014 , after introduction and defined the initiative and objectives of support for new parliamentarians and clarified what could add to their performance as a result of ongoing communication. Each person of the local leaders (Former president of University , (2) Muslim cleric, president of industrialists grouping , media person , businessman , (2) tribal leader, a Christian cleric ) presented his vision and the topics which he prefer to discus and followed by the parliamentarians , UMF team and WSG collected the information to transfer it to the newly elected women.
2- Meeting with (15) women activists was held in parliament office which located out of parliament building in 2th December 2014 this date coincided with the period of the ( 16 days to stop violence against women campaign) which was an important topic to encourage the parliamentarians to adopt programs and issues related to battered women in light of the security deterioration . two newly elected women attended the meeting who commitment to adopt the topics which was presented by activists through continuous communication with them and exchange their contacts information , UMF group and WSG documented and collected the activists demands and suggestions
3- Meeting of (15) men local leaders and activists with human Rights Committee in Parliament in 17th February 2015 for discussion and deliver suggestions about the internally displaced people ( IDPs) rights & needs . meeting attended by the head of the HR committee and one of the new elected female parliamentarian who has received the meeting report sent by UMF in order to follow up the local leaders suggestions