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.

Published by OCHA Iraq

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.

DSRSG Walpole visits internally displaced families in Baghdad; underlines importance of exercising right of voting in upcoming elections

The Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq (KICRI) is underway in Kuwait City until 14 February 2018.  If you happen to be in Kuwait, visit the United Nations Iraq information exhibition to learn more about the programmes, activities and work of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the United Nations Country Team operating in Iraq

As Iraq prepares to go through a phase of reconstruction, survivors of gender-based violence, mostly displaced, are beginning to rebuild their lives by learning different types of crafts, such as quilts making, beads and other forms of handicrafts, to secure a livelihood for their families.

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