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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.

  • Equality Means BusinessEquality 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.

  • Getting Back on Track: A small cake factory provides skills training and an economic lifeline for displaced Yazidi womenGetting Back on Track: A small cake factory provides skills training and an economic lifeline for displaced Yazidi womenThe Dost Bakery, a small cake factory, was established in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in the autumn of 2015. Dost means “friend” in Kurdish, and the bakery is indeed run by ten friends, all women and most of them displaced members of the Yazidi minority, now living in and around the Sharia Camp near the city of Dohuk.

  • 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.

  • UNDP turns 50: Storytelling contest launched in Iraq to boost development coverageFeb 21, 2016UNDP turns 50: Storytelling contest launched in Iraq to boost development coverageAs the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, the Country Office in Iraq launched today a storytelling contest, #DevStories, with the objective of raising public awareness on development challenges the country is facing and the tangible impact of UNDP’s work.