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.


 

IF, in cooperation with its WIES program partner Al-Firdaws, held a charitable networking market on August 14, 2014, at Basra Central Library. The event sought to link 15 WIES beneficiaries with networking opportunities to expand their businesses and markets and sell their products. The event was attended by Basra provincial council members, civil society representatives, and representatives from private sector businesses. The event was also attended by local and national media, and the beneficiaries had the chance to talk about their experience with IF and the WIES initiative.

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As part of the Hewar project supported by INL, IF concluded its workshop in Beirut on August 28, 2014. We were honored to have present with us the Head of the Judiciary Branch (High Judiciary Council) His Excellency, Judge Medhet al Mahmoud, and a delegation of senior judges.

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The Iraq Foundation is pleased to introduce our new Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ms. Basma Fakri. Working tirelessly to empower Iraqi women, support freedom and democracy in Iraq since immigrating to the US in 1982, Ms. Fakri co-founded the Women’s Alliance for a Democratic Iraq (WAFDI), an organization dedicated to a free and democratic Iraq with full and equal individual rights for women. She sat on the steering committee of the Network of Iraqi American Organizations in Michigan and was a member of the Women for a Free Iraq campaign. Ms. Fakri organized, led and managed many training sessions on women’s political participation, ending violence against women, economic empowerment and rights in Baghdad, Beirut and the US. She worked as a voter education officer and national counting officer with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) during the first Iraq out-of-country voting. Additionally, … Continue reading

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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 are … Continue reading

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