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The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) is pleased to announce the launch of the #WhyNot Campaign - Hashtag #Shakobeha. The #WhyNot campaign aims to promote the effective participation of women in political and decision-making processes in Iraq.

3 May 2018

A free press is essential for peace, justice and human rights for all.

It is crucial to building transparent and democratic societies and keeping those in power accountable.

It is vital for sustainable development.

Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Iraq for Political and Electoral Affairs, Ms. Alice Walpole, recently visited Basra, a city she knows well.

Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq Mr. Ján Kubiš visited Mosul and Ninewa on 17 April 2018 to closely hear how the United Nations can help in the post-liberation period.

The Iraqi city of Fallujah on the Euphrates River west of Baghdad has seen repeated conflict over the years.

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.

Interview and production by the Public Information Office of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)

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.

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