14 days ago
The University of
Kurdistan Hewler celebrated the International Women’s Day on Thursday through a
series of activities.
In collaboration with
the International Organization for Migration, UKH hosted a tradeshow for a
number of emerging female and male entrepreneurs from the Kurdistan Region, a
panel of several female speakers, a large art exhibition and music performance.
The tradeshow included
products made my displaced and migrant females residing in the camps in the
The panel focused on
the challenges that female entrepreneurs and businesses face in the Kurdistan
Region and what it takes for them to lead in a male-dominated society where entrepreneurship
in general is still developing. It also included accounts from female speakers
on the working and regulatory environment in place in the Kurdistan Region. The
speakers were: Chnar Barwari from the Constellis Security Company; Dr Sarah AK
Ahmed, humanitarian worker; Tava Rasheed, First Boutique; Tafan Hamakhan,
Decorum Company; Daria Jalal, Dali Design; AC Robinson, Journalist; and UKH
alumni Huda Abdulrahman, the founding manager of Lala Candles.
Students and musicians
from the UKH Music Club participated with pieces of music and poetry.