H.R.5548 - Empowerment of Iraqi Women Act of 2006

To authorize assistance for women and girls in Iraq, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Empowerment of Iraqi Women Act of 2006 as introduced.
  • Official: To authorize assistance for women and girls in Iraq, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Empowerment of Iraqi Women Act of 2006 - Directs the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) establish a fund to assist women and girls in Iraq in the areas of political, legal, and human rights, health care, education, training, security, and shelter. Directs that the fu

Official Summary

Empowerment of Iraqi Women Act of 2006 - Directs the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) establish a fund to assist women and girls in Iraq in the areas of political, legal, and human rights, health care, education, training, security, and shelter. Directs that the fund:
(1) provide direct financial and programmatic assistance to the Iraq Ministry of Women's Affairs to strengthen the Ministry as the government of Iraq transitions to a long-term government structure; and
(2) collaborate with the Iraq Ministry of Education to construct women's educational facilities and promote the education of Iraqi girls beyond primary school. Obligates specified economic and humanitarian assistance to Iraq for assistance directly to Iraqi-led local nongovernmental organizations, including Iraqi women-led organizations, with demonstrated experience in delivering services to Iraqi women and children.

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