Tag Archives | Children

UNESCO targets 10,000 Out-of-School Children

UNESCO officials concluded a series of meetings held with director generals in Ministries of Education in the central government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan regional government, as well as representatives from local NGOs, to discuss ways to enhance cooperation and accelerate the implementation of UNESCO programmes targeting 10,000 out-of-school children and youth in Iraq. “UNESCO […]

Mosul’s Child Soldiers

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Mosul’s Child Soldiers: Volunteers for Extremist Group as Young as 10 Much to the horror of the city’s adults, children and teens in masks, carrying guns, are becoming an increasingly […]

$32k Raised for Iraqi Orphans

The Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF) hosted its second annual “IN THEIR SHOES” 5K fun run/walk at Cameron Run Regional Park in Alexandria, VA, on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Participants ran to benefit desperately poor Iraqi orphans and street children after years of war. Iraq’s Ambassador to the US Lukman Faily ran as this year's Distinguished […]

HRW - "Don’t Legalize Marriage for 9-Year-Olds"

From Human Rights Watch. Iraq’s Council of Ministers should withdraw a new draft Personal Status Law and ensure that Iraq’s legal framework protects women and girls in line with its international obligations. The pending legislation would restrict women’s rights in matters of inheritance and parental and other rights after divorce, make it easier for men […]

Kurdistani Police and Children: Policing Future (Great) Citizens

By Ala Jaff.  Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistani Police and Children: Policing Future (Great) Citizens, Not Today’s Criminals While the police services in Kurdistan are moving at groundbreaking speed in terms of police “reform”, there is still much needed progress when […]

Kidnap in Iraq

Four people, including three children, were kidnapped by criminals then freed by the authorities in Iraq last week. In recent months consular warnings have continued to remind foreign nationals of the risk of abduction still present in the country. With a rise in foreigners travelling to the country it may only be a matter of […]