The launch of the report on Gender-Based Violence and Hate Speech against Female Candidates in the October 2021 Elections

Non-profit organization Iraq Foundation, with UNAMI support, launched its report on Gender-Based Violence and Hate Speech against Female Candidates in the October 2021 Elections, highlighting the hurdles that women face in attaining their fair share of power in Iraqi society. We applaud Iraq Foundation’s efforts to document the harassment faced by female candidates and activists …

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Guidelines for U.S. Diplomatic Mission Support to Civil Society and Human Rights Defenders

The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to putting human rights and democratic principles at the center of our foreign policy. These  Guidelines for U.S. Diplomatic Mission Support to Civil Society and Human Rights Defenders (PDF 6.6 MB) outline and amplify the U.S.’s commitment to supporting this vital work as part of the President’s strategic vision and U.S. foreign policy. It is addressed primarily to both U.S. Department of State …

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Ambassador Silliman meets with a group of Iraqi students and graduates

On Tuesday December 13, 2016 , AMB Silliman and Arsalan Suleman, the Acting U.S. Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, met a group of civic-minded undergraduates and recent college graduates to discuss issues such as human rights, countering violent extremism, health, education, entrepreneurship, and science and technology.        

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