Evolving Communications - UNFPA Iraq helps implementing partners become better communicators [EN/AR]

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To provide governmental and non-governmental organisations with skills for developing coherent and compelling messaging in order to communicate with impact, UNFPA in Iraq organised three workshops in Duhok, Erbil, and Sulaymaniyah bringing together a total of 60 humanitarian workers to discuss the best practices in story-telling and photography.

The workshop provided an overview of the ethics and principles of quality reporting and story-telling on critical issues such as gender-based violence and reproductive health, particularly on how to ensure the safety and dignity of women and girls while communicating their stories to the public.

As multimedia is a key component of strong communication, the workshop also addressed visual communication, including the core elements of a successful brand, the importance of effective and impactful photography, and the best practices and tools for ensuring consistent quality.

UNFPA plans to replicate the training in the Central South area of Iraq in December in order to ensure that the key messages of the workshop reach as many stakeholders and audiences as possible.


UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, delivers a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

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