UNAMI Human Rights Office hosts Three-Day Workshop on "The Right to Education" in Erbil
30 October 2023
Erbil, 25 -27 October 2023
The Human Rights Office of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) organised a three-day workshop on the "The Right to Education." This event brought together a diverse group of educators and education advocates from Sinjar, Telafar, Bashiqa, Hamdaniah, Barila, Akre, Shekhan, Duhok, Kirkuk, and Erbil. Twenty-five participants (10 women and 15 men), reflecting the diversity of Iraqi society including Christian, Yazidi, Kakai, Turkman, Shabak, Zoroastrian, Arabs, Kurds, attended the workshop. The workshop forms part of UNAMI’s efforts to promote equal and inclusive right to education for Iraq’s diverse societal components. The workshop provided space to unpack key legal and theoretical frameworks and to highlight critical issues, challenges, and impediments while generating practical policy recommendations to address these concerns. The participants discussed the need for inclusive representation in the curriculum to ensure the right to equitable education for all groups. Noting the importance of working together, the participants agreed to create a critical network to promote the right to education for all societal components.