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 and their proposed recommendations. We join Iraq Foundation in celebrating the unprecedented gains made by women in the 2021 elections who won more seats in the Council of Representatives than ever before despite these obstacles. We also offer our congratulations to Dhefaf Al Jarahi, who is an alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Program and received recognition from the Iraq Foundation for her work since 2005.