Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian women of Baghdede, Iraq, organize International Women’s Day march

BAGHDEDE, Iraq — As International Women’s Day approaches, Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian women organized a march and an event in the Nineveh Plains town of Baghdede, Iraq.

During the march, women carried banners supporting women’s rights to freedom of thought and their rights under the Iraqi Constitution.

Following the march, the participants headed to the hall of Mor Bulos Church where a handicraft exhibition was held. Poems about women and their role in society were recited, and congratulatory telegrams from Bethnahrin National Council (Mawtbo Umthoyo D’Bethnahrin, MUB), the Bethnahrin Patriotic Union (Huyodo Bethnahrin Athroyo, HBA) in Iraq, and others were also read.

Honorary shields were presented to the participants, which included poets and civil rights advocates.

At the end of the event, Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian folk songs were performed.