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Easy and Affordable Counsel

Many 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. “When our families found out, more

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Innovative Iraqi idea receives top prize

Unemployment among Iraq’s youth poses a major challenge to the country’s development. In 2011, 18 per cent of youths aged 15-24 were reported to be unemployed. Despite this, a number of remarkable young Iraqi entrepreneurs are managing to break through and establish successful businesses. One such i more

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My Voice Counts: Women at Iraq's Electoral Commission

Casting a vote at the ballot box is among the most important gestures that a citizen of voting age can make in a democratic country. When working on preparations for Iraq's April 2013 provincial council elections, preparations are going well at the Independent High Electoral Commission and the elect more

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