Before several financial crises hit the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in 2014, causing many businesses to fail, Shalaw Abdulstar owned a clothing shop for four years. According to him, “after the crises hit, I was barely making any money. I couldn’t pay the shop’s rent to continue my business, let alone other expenses. I had no choice but to close the shop and stay at home.”
There will be an annual Awards Ceremony of the Plural Plus Youth Video Festival (PLURAL+) on Wednesday at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said that effective social dialogue is a key means to promote better wages and working conditions, pointing out that when it fails, work stoppages may ensue.