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Member of the Board of Commissioners Mr. Motamed Al Moussawi receives the United Nations team supporting the Gender Team

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A member of the Board of Commissioners and the supervisor of the Gender Team of the IHEC on Wednesday, 31of January 2018, met with the UN Gender Support Team headed by Gender Advisor (Nuno Demo) and the membership of Human Rights Bureau member (Sylvester Coho Darren), the Political Advisor to the Political Section, Amira Khudair, the Gender Adviser Sondos Abbas, Gender Member of the UN Secretary-General Ms. Sahar Ali and Mr. Sari Jamal Abdul Redha, and the Head of the United Nations International Assistance Team in the IHEC, Mr. Amir Ariane.  At the beginning of the meeting, Mr. Al-Moussawi welcomed the attendance and thanked the UN support for the Commission in general and the gender team in particular. He talked about the most important challenges facing the electoral process from the financial allocation and the election law. He also talked about the role of the gender team in educating Iraqi women to participate in the elections, in particular the women in villages and displaced persons in the camps. He also talked about the most important preparations for the forthcoming elections and the importance and necessity of supporting the gender team of the Commission by the United Nations and humanitarian and international organizations to play its leading role in motivating women to know their rights to run and vote.

The guest staff stressed the full support of the UN Gender Team for the Commission on the importance of its role in the electoral process and the means and plans that will put it in support of the gender team in the Commission also entered the meeting to submit proposals and ideas to develop plans and objectives to activate the role of the team in preparation for the upcoming election.