Human Rights Education training for teachers in Kurdistan Region of Iraq [EN/AR/KU]


Dohuk, 7 December 2017 - Enhancing human rights education for students in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq was the focus of a three-day training course for 24 secondary school teachers in Dohuk.

The training course, held 3-5 December, was the fourth in a series of training courses on human rights education organized by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO). The project is in cooperation with the Ministry of Education of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Financial support was provided by the Government of Flanders.

The training sessions focused on developing teachers’ expertise with regard to human rights concepts and terminologies, including women’s and children’s rights, as well as methods of teaching and preparing lessons on human rights values and principles. The participants, who came from all over Dohuk Governorate and included eight women, practiced developing and delivering lessons for each other on these topics.

Mr. Omar Ali Taha, Director-General of the General Directorate of Education for Dohuk Governorate, noted with thanks that the training will help make students better informed on human rights values and principles.

HRO plans to continue the training program with an advanced “training of trainers” in the near future.

For more information, please contact: Mr. Samir Ghattas, Director of Public Information/Spokesperson United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, Phone: +964 790 193 1281, Email:

or the UNAMI Public Information Office: