Unveiling of the statue "Women: Peace & Freedom" in Erbil – Kurdistan Regional of Iraq
On the occasion of the unveiling of the statue "Women: Peace & Freedom" in Erbil, In the presence of Dr. Mrs. Zikra Aloush, mayor of Baghdad, Nawzad Hadi, Governor of Erbil, Pakhshan Zangna, Secretary General of the High Council of Women Affairs in the Kurdistan Regional Government, Dina Zorba, General Director of UNWOMEN in Iraq, and Representatives of United Nations agencies, international organizations, &media.
The STATUE is carried out by the High Council for Women in the Kurdistan Regional Government and UNWOMEN in Iraq. This statue is located at 100M street near Erbil International Airport.
It represents all women and girls globally and women and girls in Kurdistan Region in particular who have been the main victims of social norms. This is the first project in Kurdistan which carries the name of Peace & Freedom.
The statue has been covered in white color which symbolizes purity and fineness. The statue is a woman looking up in the sky watching the white pigeon on her right hand that moves and attempts to fly. Pigeons in all circumstances symbolize peace and reconciliation. With her left hand, she has carried a clay jug which symbolizes the history of humanity. Women have always been the victim of society and the water in the jug represents prosperity and continuous human life. The statue is positioned towards east signifying that women always looking at horizons.
PUKmedia / Dler Ibrahim – Erbil