and civil society in Iraq, and help Iraq in contributing to regional stability.
In addition to hearing sessions with judicial stakeholders and awareness sessions for UNSCR 1325 and the NAP, vocational training for women’s economic empowerment in Baghdad involved providing training and equipment for hairdressing and sewing. The goals of the project are for women to start their own businesses within the IDP camp using the goods and skills provided to them. Activities in the Prophet Younis IDP camp also featured health and well-being training as well.
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
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.