16 Days of Activism

A special WAVE training event on 1 December 2018 marked the occasion of “16 Days of Activism” to highlight the fact that women’s rights are Human Rights (commencing with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November 2018 and concluding on International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2018). WAVE collaborated with the US Human Rights agency HRPDD (Human Rights Protection and Democracy Development) and MACOS Organisation – a local training agency based in the Kurdistan region of Iraq – to launch a series of Human Rights training courses on the topic of Female Trafficking. 22 local participants took part in this first training session, in Erbil, co-ordinated by WAVE Trainers Jihad Huez, Delair Jabari and Aso Qadir. The training programme will run in a number of cities throughout Iraq beyond the 16 Days of Activism.