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Karbala Province, March 2011

The Iraq Foundation (IF) is currently airing PAG anti-corruption TV spots on Al-Iraqi’a TV channel to demonstrate the impact of corruption on job opportunities, health services, education, economy, and the wellbeing of the Iraqi people. The TV spots also clarify how corruption undermines democracy, civil rights, and the political rights of the people of Iraq.

In order to evaluate the impact of PAG anti-corruption TV spots on the people in the provinces, we would like you to answer this survey form for your province.

Name of NGO: The Iraqi Association for Human Rights Watch

Province: Karbala

Date: March 2011

The survey included 300 people and covered the following areas in the province of Karabla:

Gender:

Male: 210

Female: 90

Age between 25-50

Level of Education:
-Illiterate (none)
-Elementary School (5 persons)
-Secondary School (20 persons)
-High School (130 Persons)
-Associates Degree (90)
-Bachelors (40)
-Masters (15)
-Doctorate (none)

Regions Covered by the Survey:
-Metropolitan Area (140 persons)
-Ein Al-Tumir Districts (30 Persons)
-Al-Hindiya District (45 persons)
-Al-Hur District (30 Persons)
-Al-Hussania District (20 persons)
-Jadwal- Al-Karbi District (15 Persons)
-A-Kirat District (20 persons)

Survey Questions :

Part (A)

Do you watch IF PAG Anti-Corruption TV spots on TV?

Yes  275

No    15

Occasionally  10

How many times do you watch IF PAG TV spots each month?

 (1-10)  300

(10-20)

 (20-30)

Do you think that IF PAG TV spots increased people understanding to fight corruption?

Yes  300 

No

Spots didn’t have any effect

What category of people do you think IF PAG TV spots impacted?

General Public 75

Government officials

Both225

Spots did not have any effect

Part (B)

What government Institutions/facilities are the most corrupted?

Educational Institution 125

Health Facilities 75

Infrastructure Institutions 25

Other 75

(Facilities that have direct interaction with the people)

Do you think that airing IF PAG TV spots is necessary to reduce corruption?   

Yes 300

No

Somewhat

Do you think that the corruption rate dropped because of IF PAG TV spots?

Yes 300

No

Somewhat

Notes and Comments:   
The participants requested continuity of PAG TV spots broadcasting. They also requested to expand the airing to other TV channels besides Al-Iraqi’a. The results of the above survey were analyzed, studied, and then converted to a graphics design PowerPoint to use during the trainings of the IMG.

PAG-Survey-Results

Below are links to the 15 Agendas for Change, which were created in partnership with local Provincial Council officials and IF’s Integrity Monitoring Groups in each of the 15 provinces. The documents are in MS Excel and translated into English.

Anbar, English

Babil, English

Baghdad, English

Basra, English

Diwania, English

Diyala, English

Karbala, English

Maysan, English

Mousel, English

Najaf, English

Salah Al-Din, English

Samawa, English

Tameem – Kirkuk, English

Thi Qar, English

Wasit, English

From November 14-17 2009, IF implemented the 4th HRAI advocacy workshop and held the 5th coalition building meeting in Beirut, Lebanon.
The workshop aimed at training HRAI coalition members on shadow reports writing and was conducted by Dr. Mohammed Mattar, Executive Director of the Protection Project at Johns Hopkins University. 20 coalition members atteneded the workshop, where participants discussed the shadow reporting system and the reporting mechanisms of the seven conventions that require reporting with a greater emphasis on the conventions on the Rights of the Child and Civil and Political Rights. Dr. Mattar also provided participants with sample shadow reports from regional countries and conducted an analytical review of these reports.

Following the training, HRAI coalition members wrote a shadow report on children’s rights and another one on political and civil rights. Dr. Mattar is providing detailed reviews of the shadow reports that the coalition members will be writing.

During November, IF also held HRAI’s 6th the coalition building meeting aimed at reviewing the HRAI project activities and planning for the upcoming International Human Rights Day activities after the advocacy workshop. Coalition members agreed to hold activities in the provinces during human rights weeks to raise awareness about and advocate for human rights. IF also informed coalition members that it will be launching an intensive TV campaign from December 7 to 12 on four major TV stations.

Babil Human Rights Report (year 2010)

HRAI 2nd Stakeholders’ Conference Report

In addition, on July 29 IF launched its TV and radio campaign on the UN human rights council recommendations to Iraq. A total of 300 TV spots and 240 radio spots will run until the end of October on Al-Sharqiya, Al-Iraqiya, Al-Sumariya, and Al-Furat TV stations on prime time. The campaign will also be complemented by newspaper ads and billboards.

Promoting the adoption of UN Recommendations for Iraq:

Promoting the rights of minorities:

Promoting the rights of women:

Promoting civic and political rights:

Promoting the rights of children:

Iraq UPR Submission 2010