and civil society in Iraq, and help Iraq in contributing to regional stability.
Activity 6 Throughout the last several months, IF has hosted numerous meetings with Iraqi government officials on behalf of the Al-Rasid project. These meetings are intended to bring light to the needs addressed by the communities they serve, and determine the best way to implement them. The discussions are often frequented by members of the community, including GBV survivors and IDP women. Erbil Babil Basrah Ninawa _____________________________________________________________________________________ Activity 7 Community meetings were held to ensure a follow up on the priorities implementation. There, discussions focus on issues included in the NAP, such as the presence of women in peace-making initiatives and countering GBV. Through this process, community members are able … Continue reading
IF Board Member Azzam Alwash recently published a report for the Wilson Center detailing solutions for the possible failure of the Mosul Dam. The full report titled, “The Mosul Dam: Turning a Potential Disaster into a Win-Win Situation”, can be found here: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/the-mosul-dam-turning-potential-disaster-win-win-solution
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