The Iraq Foundation is a non-profit organization aiming to promote democracy, human rights,
and civil society in Iraq, and help Iraq in contributing to regional stability.


 

The Iraq Foundation is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of a five-day workshop held in Lebanon as part of its HEWAR program. The conference was attended by members of the media and press relations arm of the Federal Judicial Authority. Under the supervision of the official spokesperson of the Court, Judge Abdul Sattar al-Bayrakdar, participants focused on ways to enhance their transparency and outreach goals. A correspondent from the Council’s Media Center said that the conference resulted in the creation of a theoretical framework outlining a new communications strategy for the High Judicial Council. Held in ccllaboration with the Lebanese Strategic Communications Consultancy, the workshop lasted from May 24 to May 28. To read more in Arabic, visit Iraqia’s press release. To learn more about HEWAR, please visit our project page. .

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An article from “Y-News – Baghdad” July 21, 2014: I am Christian-A message from Iraqi Muslims against violence In the al-Ghadeer region east of Baghdad, dozens of Muslim civilian activists gathered at Saint George’s Church in solidarity with Iraqi Christians. These Christians have been forcibly displaced by ISIS militants acting in the name of a so-called Caliphate State. Entering the church on Sunday, one could not differentiate between Christians and Muslims.  Everybody gathered focused only on speaking of peace. The atmosphere in the church sent a message to the world saying that there is no difference between Christians and Muslims in this country: Iraq belongs to us; there is no place for terrorism in it. Christians and Muslims stood together, the former reciting verses from the Bible while the latter recited Surat Al-Fatihah from the Quran. The Bible and the … Continue reading

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IF Project Officer, Humam Rajab, graduated from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He gained his Executive Masters in Leadership Degree.

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The expansion of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) in the past month has increased the challenges faced by communities in Ninawa, Salaheddin, Anbar, and Diyala provinces. With the continued and spreading violence, the need for aid and protection is more urgent than ever before.  The conditions of families displaced by this violence are appalling, and the deaths of children from heat and lack of water and food have been widely reported by international organizations.   This violence has caused massive waves of internal migration and displacement, particularly from the Ninawa and Salah Al-Din provinces. Tens of thousands of the men, women and children who have been forced to flee their homes have headed to Dohuk and Erbil while others remain displaced in their own provinces and elsewhere in Iraq. 200,000  have fled from Ninawa to Dohuk and … Continue reading

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