Najaf, 25 April 2018 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, met with Adel Edan, Head of the IHEC office in Najaf, with whom he discussed the preparations in the Governorate for the Council of Representatives elections scheduled for 12 May 2018. Speaking to journalists after the meeting, Mr. Kubiš said that he was encouraged by the public interest, in particular among youth and women, in the elections in the Holy City and was pleased with the progress of the electoral process.

If you thought eastican (pyala) was just for drinking tea, wait until you see what Huda Sarhang can do with it. A homemaker and full-time career woman, Huda splits her time between working with displaced Iraqi women on educational projects, taking care of her family and making candles.

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Today, is the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action and today more than ever we need your help.

An unprecedented volume of landmines and unexploded weapons contaminates rural and urban war zones, maiming and killing innocent civilians long after conflict has ended.

Promoting the cause of gender inclusiveness and pressing forward for gender parity is a work in progress for women all over the world, at different levels in their communities.

March 21st has been proclaimed International Nowruz Day by the United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution A/RES/64/253 of 2010.

Women in Iraq still suffer from gender-based violence. Gender-based violence is not only physical; but also emotional, verbal, and psychological.

New York, 8 March 2018

We are at a pivotal moment for women’s rights. The historical and structural inequalities that have allowed oppression and discrimination to flourish are being exposed like never before.

With the end of large-scale military offensives in late 2017, the humanitarian crisis in Iraq is entering a new phase in 2018.

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On 20 February 2018, Deputy UN Special Representative for Iraq for Political Affairs and Electoral Assistance Alice Walpole visited Laylan-1 Camp in Kirkuk together with the Kirkuk director of Iraq’s electoral commission.

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