and civil society in Iraq, and help Iraq in contributing to regional stability.
Al-Rasid (the monitor) Project Call for proposals- Final Evaluation, Iraq Background The Iraq Foundation (IF) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization and a registered CSO in Iraq. Established in 1991, its mission is to promote democracy, human rights, and civil society in Iraq. IF is an Iraqi-founded and Iraqi-led organization that is also independent, non-partisan, and espouses the principle of pluralism. IF’s headquarters are in Washington DC, and has offices in Baghdad and staff in Basra and Erbil from which it implements projects in all Iraqi provinces through networks of local NGO partners, academic institutions, and professional bodies. Staff travels regularly throughout Iraq to oversee projects and train, monitor, and evaluate participants. Al-Rasid (meaning “the monitor” in Arabic) project aims at supporting the National Strategy and National Action Plan (NAP) and the Emergency National Action Plan (E-NAP) on UN Security … Continue reading
Today, Iraqis unite to take back the city of Mosul, the final Da’esh stronghold in Iraq. With the battle now underway, the Iraq Foundation urges the protection and safety of civilian lives at all costs. This battle has the capacity to displace hundreds of thousands of people, as an estimated 1.2 to 1.5 million civilians are currently trapped inside. The humanitarian conditions within Mosul are relatively unknown, however the necessity for immediate assistance for many will be desperately needed. This battle holds high significance as it marks one of the last major hurdles in eradicating Da’esh from Iraq once and for all. While the full expulsion of Da’esh’s ideology will be a continuing battle, the retaking of Mosul will reestablish the sovereignty of the Iraqi government over land it has lost control of since the summer of 2014. With the stakes so high and the prospect for victory so nearly attainable, … Continue reading
Thanks to IF’s small grants competition featured in Al Rasid (the Monitor) project, these beneficiaries are now able to generate a monthly income with skills they obtained through livelihood training classes. This initiative is just one part of Al Rasid’s efforts to address GBV and boost the understanding of the role women play as peace builders and the positive role of men in ending conflict. Through support for the National Action Plan and National Strategy for UNSCR 1325, Iraq hopes to eliminate the legal, social, and economic challenges faced by women. The small grants program targeted hundreds of beneficiaries throughout Iraqi society as a whole, with an emphasis on women displaced as a result of conflict, and those who are victims of violence. These four beneficiaries were hired as chefs in a bakery and frozen food shop in Mar Elias Church after successfully completing their baking and cooking training provided by the Association … Continue reading
Earlier today, IF’s Senior Manager of Operations, Dhefaf Al-Jarahi met with Annika Molin Hellgren, the Ambassador of Sweden in Iraq. The Head of Department for Middle East and North Africa at the Swedish Embassy in Iraq was also in attendance. The meeting discussed several items, primarily regarding women in Iraq, IDPs, returnees and how to stabilize the country after ISIS.