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Newly trained women in Ninewa produce face masks to combat spread of COVID-19 in Iraq

Working swiftly to produce this vital personal protection equipment despite the curfew in Ninewa Governorate, these skilled women are directly contributing to the mitigation of COVID-19 in Iraq.  


The sweetest job in Iraq – beekeeping in the Ninewa Plains

“One teaspoon of honey each day will ensure a healthy life,” says Farman as we watch a golden waterfall form a pool on the plate.  


Through the lens: capturing the beauty and adversity of Sulaymaniyah

Located in the foothills of Suren mountain, and just a stone’s throw away from Ahmad Awa, one of Kurdistan’s most famous waterfalls, it’s no wonder that local photographer’s Hemn Omer Ahmed and Rebeen…  


Illustrating equal access to education for girls and boys

In honor of the global campaign ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence’ (November 25-December 10), the students of Sinuni Secondary School demonstrated their passion for equal access to…  


“Finding new opportunities in life”: Iraqi southern youth trained on community reporting

“This training will help us in many ways, such as finding a job in journalism and finding new opportunities in life.” Shahad Hussein Al-Tamimi, from Missan, was among thirty-five Iraqi youth from the…  


Giving hope to six Syrian refugee families

Qushtapa camp, 05 November 2019- Amal, Heyam, Marwah, Najma, Shereen and Tuleen were among millions of Syrians who were forced to flee the war in Syria to neighboring countries.  


Syrian refugees, Iraqi IDPs and host community members trained to become community reporters

Erbil, 01 October 2019- Nearly 45 young Syrian refugees, internally displaced people and members of host communities from Erbil, Dohuk, Sulaimaniyah and Ninewah were trained on broadcast and photo…  


Peace through the eyes of Anbar’s youth

“We choose peace because we want to connect people”  


Diyala streets: connecting people and boosting business

“When we return from the street, we are not walking in mud and dirt, which is great for a home of 39 people…there is a lot of coming and going,” said Anram.  


Igniting change for women in Iraq: Nibras

As the lead Site Engineer for the Domeez electricity substation in Mosul, Nibras is challenging gender stereotypes about women working in construction in Iraq.  

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