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UN Women Iraq engages Civil Society Groups

UN Women Iraq engages civil society groups as important catalysts for change UN Women met with civil society groups in Erbil on 06 October 2016, as part of continuing efforts to engage civil society on gender equality, women’s rights, and empowerment. Through a consultative forum called Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG) created by UN Women […]

Iraqi Clerics Challenge Sectarianism

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq has a long history of conflict and rapprochement between Sunni and Shiite clerics, which has played a major role in the sectarian conflict or cohesion among the country’s sects. This […]

Iraqis Welcome Interfaith Harmony Week

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On Oct. 20, 2010, the United Nations declared the first week of February the annual Interfaith Harmony Week. That decision came after a series of UN attempts to promote peace and harmony between different cultures and […]

Iraq’s Civil Society Under Siege

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Two years ago, famous Iraqi activist Hanaa Edwar stood up against Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki while attending the National Conference on Human Rights in Iraq. She told him that he harbored hatred […]

500 CSOs Unite on Vision for Kurdistan

Representatives of 500 CSOs have presented their vision for an agreement between public authorities and civil society in the Kurdistan region of Iraq following four months of consultations. The draft agreement, which will serve as a basis for upcoming discussions with Parliament and Government, is intended to improve cooperation between public authorities and civil society […]