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Nazik Akparova, the youngest deputy of the village council of Saruu in the Issyk Kul region of Kyrgyzstan with her son and husband. (Photo courtesy of N. Akparova)
International Women's Day 2020
8 Mar 20
New law aims to increase female participation in municipal affairs.
Rana Abdulrazaq, an activist from Kirkuk, northern Iraq. (Photo: IWPR)
International Women's Day 2020
8 Mar 20
One blogger’s mission to convince Iraqi women to follow their dreams.
Istabraq Sabah Al-Zubaidi, one of IWPR's female champions. (Photo: IWPR)
International Women's Day 2020
8 Mar 20
Reaching out to inspire women and help shape public opinion.
Rano is a seamstress by trade, but now works at a café in Tashkent. She said she has a guaranteed wage and likes her work. Rano is officially registered at work, which guarantees her an above minimum pension. (Photo: IWPR)
International Women's Day 2020
8 Mar 20
A market provides a microcosm of part-time, seasonal or informal employment.
Rafiaa Al Abidi was the first female judge in Benghazi. (Still from video by raedatlibya.net)
International Women's Day 2020
8 Mar 20
IWPR project highlights success stories and challenges preconceptions.
Adis Hasakovic (right) and Merdijana Sadovic (middle) at a round table in Sarajevo (Photo: Press Council BiH)
International Women's Day 2020
8 Mar 20
Study shows that sexist comments appear regularly across a range of digital media.
IWPR's civil society partners meet with members of the international community during the event hosted by the UK Embassy to Libya. (Photo: Abby Tillman/IWPR)
Project Highlight
19 Nov 19
IWPR’s work with women-led NGOs highlighted at embassy event.
A young mother holds her child in Tbilisi. (Photo: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
6 Sep 19
Sociologists and mothers believe that the time has come to break their silence over debilitiating condition.
A group of displaced people wait at dawn at a train station. (Photo: Ahmad Khalil)
10 Oct 18
A woman follows her fighter husband to live among strangers.
Syrian activists and IWPR staff with representatives of the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs. (Photo: IWPR)
Project Highlight
4 Oct 18
Women seize opportunity to debunk myths surrounding the conflict.

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