Through the Association’s Facebook page, which now features almost 4,700 likes, Iraqi alumni have led a series of social media campaigns in which international exchange alumni have come together to promote positive messages about important social issues in their country. Over the next few weeks, the International Exchange Alumni team will feature some of the Association’s best social media campaigns, starting with the #She_Campaign.
In March 2015, the newly-formed Iraqi Alumni Association collaborated with the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad to launch #She_Campaign, a social media campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day 2015 and Women’s History Month. Members of the Iraqi Alumni Association asked their fellow Iraqi alumni to explore what women’s empowerment means to them with the tag #She_Campaign.
Dozens of alumni posted photos of themselves on the Iraqi Alumni Association Facebook page holding posters with quotes celebrating women’s empowerment. The alumni photos with the most Facebook likes received a special award from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. View the photo gallery to see some of the entries.