1st Round – HRAI Small Grants Awardees: May 2009


To support our Human Rights Advocacy Initiative (HRAI), IF implemented a small grants program to support Iraqi NGOs and promote human rights.IF will fund a total of ten projects. In may, IF worked with Iraqi NGOs to carry-out the first round of projects, which comprise four grants valued at $3,000 USD each.

The first grant was given to the Al-Dhawo Organization of Baghdad to conduct six workshops to raise awareness about women and children’s rights. T

he Anwar Humanitarian and Independent Organization of Basra was also awarded a small grant to conduct five workshops targeting students, minorities, refugees and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to raise awareness about minority and refugee rights and the role of civil society to influence positive change in the government.

The third grant was awarded to the Rased Center for Human rights in Najaf to provide educational workshops to police officers, criminal investigators on detainee’s rights.

The final grant of the first round was awarded to the Women Empowerment Center of Sulaimaniya to conduct ten one-day workshops and a series of children-led plays to promote the rights of women and children and reduce violence in the home.

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