Disability in Iraq

Curated news and resources on inclusion and rights

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This page has curated news from Iraq. There are a total of 7 links.


Conflict and Peace

War is devastating – but for the disabled and their families, it is a unique horror “My family’s experience in the Iran-Iraq conflict gave me an insight into what many disabled Palestinians experience today:”

“I remember clearly when the sirens sounded my mother would gather us all in one room, away from the windows. Electricity would be cut and then we would huddle together and wait for the planes or rockets to be shot or driven away. My siblings and I did not fully understand the gravity of the situation – another beautiful aspect of being a child – we enjoyed the adventure and excitement without the fear that adults carried.” (2023, National News)

Employment, Business and Work

Empowerment and jobs platform for people with disabilities an electronic portal launched by government. (2023, Ur Portal)

Humanitarian, Migrants and Refugees

Fact sheet on Accessible documents for persons with vision impairments and persons with low vision in Iraq. (2022, IOM)

International Cooperation

Testimonials from the Bridge CRPD-SDGs Training "I have never seen a training so inclusive". Everything I've heard from people that have gone through this training around the world is extremely positive. (2021, IDA)

Lived Experience and Opinion

The inspiring journey of Chawan a 33-year-old from Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. (Mar, Iraq)

Violence and Harassment

Understanding Gender-Based Violence Service Barriers to Disability and Older Age Inclusion in Iraq. (2022, Heartland Alliance) See also the blog on inclusive research methodologies.