Iraqi Kurdish city run by women


The Kurdish province of Halabja, one of the Kurdistan region cities in Iraq, is distinguished from the rest of the Iraqi provinces, as women hold leadership positions in government departments and institutions, despite the tribal traditions and customs in the region, a lot of women occupy administrative positions such as the presidency of the university, the mayor’s office, the veterinary office, and the human rights office. Despite some difficulties in a society where masculinity prevails, women work hard in sincerity and courage side by side with men in rights, duties under the law. It is noteworthy that Halabja Governorate is an Iraqi city located in northern Iraq with a population of 115 thousand that was subjected to chemical bombardment during the previous regime which killed more than 5 thousand people.

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