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  • Easy and Affordable CounselEasy and Affordable CounselMany Iraqis confronting the judicial system do not have either the legal knowledge on how to defend or enforce their rights nor have the financial means to afford counsel. Eliza, a 14 year old Iraqi Kurdish girl fell in love with the neighbours’ son and became pregnant.

  • Innovative Iraqi idea receives top prizeInnovative Iraqi idea receives top prizeA number of remarkable young Iraqi entrepreneurs are managing to break through and establish successful businesses. One such individual was Sarhang Hars, a master’s degree student from Iraq’s Kurdistan Region whose idea recently won the Hurilab competition in Armenia.

  • My Voice Counts: Women at the Electoral CommissionMy Voice Counts: Women at the Electoral CommissionCasting a vote in the ballot box is among the most important gestures that a citizen of voting age can make in a democratic country. Nawal Hussein speaks to UNDP about the important work taking place in Iraq's Electoral Commission.