and civil society in Iraq, and help Iraq in contributing to regional stability.
The Al-Rasid Approach Since its formation in March 2015, the first priority of the al-Rasid Ninawa Provincial Task Force has been providing support to ease the suffering of minority women who have survived and escaped from imprisonment by ISIL. The Task Force advocated for minority SGBV survivors through meetings with government officials, demonstrations, and protests to urge the government to act and assist SGBV survivors. Furthermore,the suffering of Yezidi women has been at the top of the agenda for the PTF’s efforts in the province. On August 12, 2015, the task force invited the General Director of Yezidi affairs, Mr. Khayri Buzani, along with the Chairman for the Ninawa Provincial Council to their meeting. The task force started the meeting by presenting a list of local community priorities. The task force members, including Mr. Khayri and Mrs. Kalawis Mohammed, presented facts … Continue reading
As part of Activity 7 in Al-Rasid, PTFs held 13 community meetings to set priorities on GBV and the inclusion of women in peace-making initiatives,. Participants focused on issues included in the NAP. These meetings were attended by 469 community members including 243 men and 226 women.
The Iraq Foundation congratulates the heroic Peshmerga forces on liberating Sinjar District and ending the atrocities perpetrated by ISIS against women, children and families. We call on all government agencies to facilitate the return of IDPs from Sinjar in dignity and peace to their homes, villages, and towns.
The Iraq Foundation congratulates our dear and valued colleague, Dhefaf Al-Jarahi, for 10 years at the Iraq Foundation in Baghdad. Dhefaf joined IF on April 9th, 2005, and soon rose to be the Manager of our operations in Iraq. Her professionalism and intelligence have earned her admiration from colleagues inside IF and all those who have worked with her. Her commitment to the Foundation and her hard work deserve our sincere gratitude. We are extremely proud of her. Dhefaf, thank you, and may we enjoy another successful 10 years together.