Nineveh Plain - Qaraqoush

Social cohesion, Minority rights and Human rights awareness session

Within the framework of the project (Support for stabilization in Hamdaniya district – Strengthen community resilience, enhance relations among returnee women and girls, enhance wellbeing and advance women and girls’ rights) supported by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

#Baghdad_Women_Association implemented an awareness workshop on Social cohesion, Minority rights and Human rights by Qaraqosh Center for Listening and Guidance staff on September 24, 2019.

The workshop started by introducing BWA and the services provided by the listening and guidance center in Qaraqosh and the objectives and activities of the project. It targeted 25 women and girls.

The workshop dealt with the concept of social cohesion, rules and purpose, and how to enhance social cohesion, find the weaknesses of the society and the challenges they face and find opportunities that will provide a safe environment to promote cohesion.

Addressing the concept of minorities and circles of diversity in Iraq (geographical, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, religion and belief) and the social, economic, political and legal rights of minorities and the importance of the difference between the words of minorities and components and their importance in international laws and treaties.

The concept of human rights was also defined as the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world, these basic rightsare based on shared values like dignity, fairness, equality, respect and independence. These values are defined and protected by law. Besides the characteristics of human rights human rights violations.

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