Cash-for-work, a boost for vulnerable householdsIn the face of Iraq's humanitarian emergency with 2.5 million displaced people, UNDP engaged with several local non-government organizations to offer cash-for-work, particularly for public works improving camp basic social infrastructure. These cash-for-work activities, provided temporary income to 2,360 displaced persons in camps in 2014.
Easy 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.
Equality Means BusinessA number of remarkable Iraqi women entrepreneurs who managed to break social barriers and venture with successful small businesses came together to share the challenges they faced and how they overcame to become an integral part of the Iraqi economy.
Innovative 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 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.
Never give up on dreams of a better lifeSurvival can be summed up in three words – never give up. This is the saying of thousands of internally displaced people (IDP), who fled violence and live in camps the city of Basra.