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By Celia Thompson/UNAMI PIO

Erbil, 8 March 2021 – A civic organization geared towards developing sports in the Kurdistan Region is using basketball as a tool to groom young girls for leadership roles, and not even the Coronavirus pandemic is stopping them.

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Baghdad, 04 March 2021 – The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes an additional contribution of EUR 505,000 (approximately USD 617,000) from the Government of France renewing its commitment in supporting the Government of Iraq to protect the populations threatened by the deadly explosive ordnance left behind by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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Wednesday, 03 March 2021 13:54

Launch of ‘Breaking the Silence’

Baghdad, Iraq, 3 March 2021 – Identifying joint advocacy opportunities to encourage efforts to criminalize domestic violence in Iraq, formalize an effective support system for survivors and hold perpetrators accountable for crimes committed inside the home was at the centre of the virtual launching event of the short film ‘Breaking the Silence’.

Tuesday, 02 March 2021 19:27

‘Breaking the Silence’

Launch of ‘Breaking the Silence’ - a short film prepared by the UNAMI Human Rights Office to encourage efforts to criminalize domestic violence in Iraq, formalize an effective support system for survivors and hold perpetrators accountable for crimes committed inside the home.

An innovative new rap song, “Together”, on COVID-19 awareness targets youth but carries a message for all age groups. Performed by Raz Zeki, a Kurdish recording artist from Sulaymaniyah and commissioned by UNAMI Human Rights Office, the rap song reminds listeners of their vital role in containing the spread of COVID-19 while highlighting the importance of helping each other during these tough times.

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Habbaniyah, Anbar, 26 January 2021 – At today’s Local Peace Conference in Habbaniyah, Anbar Governorate, and under sponsorship of the Governor of Anbar (head of the Central Peace Committee in Anbar) and the Mayor of Habbaniyah (head of the Habbaniyah Local Peace Committee) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq, a peace agreement was signed allowing the return of 524 displaced families perceived as affiliated with ISIL to their places of origin.

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Historic Erbil Citadel is the stunning backdrop for “Final Advice”, the latest video by Anbar rapper Mr Legendary, Leader of the Hip Hop Unleashed (HHU) Crew.

A group of Syrian refugees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq are getting the confidence boost they need to secure the financial future of their families through a UNIDO entrepreneurship training programme.

Murals painted in al-Kut City, Wasit Governorate, reflecting the theme of Human Rights Day 2020 - ensuring human rights are central to the response to COVID-19 and recovery efforts – were welcomed by residents as a colourful and effective information campaign to raise awareness about the pandemic.

Baghdad, 7 January 2021 – UNAMI Human Rights Office met with Civil Society representatives and journalists to discuss the draft law on cybercrimes currently pending before the Council of Representatives.

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