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24 June 2018
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Art is a universal language © 2018/UNFPA Iraq Photo
Trauma generated by wars is often not confined to the battlefield. Refugees are negatively affected by the multiple displacements, loss of loved ones and properties and the instability which lead to... Read more
20 June 2018
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“Meeting individuals who had gone through the same challenges gave me the confidence and strength to move forward and stop dwelling on what broke me,” Ghalia. © 2018/UNFPA
Ghalia, 33 from Aleppo, is one of the thousands of people who found themselves running for their lives in the wake of the battle of Al-Hasakah, north-east of Syria, in 2016. With her uncle’s family,... Read more
19 June 2018
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“I was only 15 years old when they came into our village, they killed men and older women while they kidnapped and raped the younger ones,” Nihad, Yezidi survivor. © 2018/UNFPA Iraq
Four years ago, tens of thousands of Yezidis, an ethnic minority in Iraq, were forced to flee Sinjar, north west of Iraq, when the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) took over the area.... Read more
4 June 2018
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“Sharing one’s experience is the best way to raise awareness in communities,” Rusul, 27. © 2018/Iraq
Getting your period and becoming a woman is a natural development for every girl. In most parts of the world, discussing menstruation is a normal process and is explained both at school and at home.... Read more
21 May 2018
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Child marriage violates girls' rights to health, education and opportunity. It exposes girls to violence throughout their lives, and traps them in a cycle of poverty. © 2018/UNFPA Iraq/Salwa Moussa
Adolescents are subjected to a fair amount of changes at the early stages of their lives. These changes can be physical, psychological, emotional, sexual and others. Yet, despite the fact that change... Read more
17 May 2018
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Ramadan Kareem from our family to yours!
10 May 2018
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UNFPA Strengthens the Clinical Response to Rape in Iraq © UNFPA Iraq
Health care for sexual violence survivors is one of the most critical and life-saving interventions. In order to prevent and mitigate possible health consequences, rape survivors must have access to... Read more
8 May 2018
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Um Qassem, a survivor from behind hospital doors © UNFPA Iraq
Um Qassem had been working as a midwife in Anbar province in Iraq since 2003 when the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) swept across large parts of her country in mid-2014, turning her and... Read more
26 April 2018
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UNFPA & Australia are working together towards ensuring a safe environment for women and girls in Iraq. © UNFPA Iraq
26 April 2018; Erbil, Iraq - The Government of Australia has committed to providing UNFPA Iraq with an allocation of AUD 12 million over three years. The timely allocation will support the emergency... Read more
24 April 2018
Press Release
© 2016/UNFPA Iraq Photo
24 April 2018; Erbil, Iraq –  In Iraq, women and girls who have been kidnapped, raped, abused, enslaved, and forcibly displaced are facing enormous challenges in rebuilding their lives.  In addition... Read more

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