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
On August 19th 2003, the United Nations Headquarters in Baghdad was attacked resulting in 22 deaths and countless injuries. In memory of these attacks, the United Nations officially declared August 19th World Humanitarian Day. The Iraq Foundation would like to commemorate the brave men and women who continuously risk their lives in order to help the most desperate of causes around the globe. Iraq is not alone in its struggle for democracy, progress, equality and peace. In regards to this year’s theme of “One Humanity,” these issues challenge our existence as a whole, and we as a society can not move forward unless we work together to build a better world for the generations to come. On behalf of the Iraq Foundation, we would like to thank those who selflessly devote their time to something that is greater than themselves, and urge others to … 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.