15 female journalists from different countries are honored with the Atwar Bahgat Award 2023 during the international Women’s Day Festival


International Women's Day celebration

An International festival was launched by Iraqi Women Journalist Forum (IWJF) and in partnership with UNWomen to honor 15 exceptional women journalists from various countries with the Atwar Bahjat Award 2023. Atwar Bahjat was an Iraqi journalist considered to be an icon for Arab journalists around the world and represented the strong voices of women and the courage and resilience of Iraqi women.

UNWomen Representative, Dina Zorba, gave a moving speech where she thanked all the attendees for their support to Arab women Journalists and highlighted the importance of media in conveying messages and providing spaces for freedom of speech.

Many journalists from all around the Arab world from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen, Syria, Mauritania and Egypt as well as famous celebrities including Elham Shaheen participated in the event.