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UPDATED APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 25, 2011!

IF is now accepting applications for youth to participate in the newly awarded Interfaith Cooperation Project (ICP) documentary film contest!  Interested youths group teams between the ages of 18 – 25 from throughout Iraq are encouraged to submit video proposals that highlight religious and locations with religious or spiritual significance for more than one faith in their local communities.  IF will select 15 winning teams based on the quality of the proposals submitted by mixed religious and ethnic youth groups comprised of 4 – 5 members.  Winning teams will have the chance to produce their documentaries, screen them throughout Iraq, and the top five entries will be produced and broadcast on Iraqi television!

Announcement

ICP Application Form

ICP Recommendation Form

Contact:

majeed@iraqfoundation.org

hr_if@yahoo.com

07705310640

07805945321

07805945321

The“Women Leaders in an Era of Change” conference was held by IF in collaboration with Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWICS) at the Marriot Hotel in Amman/ Jordan from May 30 to June 1, 2013. The conference how Iraqi and other women parliamentarians in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) can take advantage of opportunities given the regional changes resulting from the Arab Awakening. This conference, organized by the Iraq Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, was the second to pair Iraqi women parliamentarians (IWPs) with women members of parliament (MPs)from the region, following the “Women’s Political Participation” conference in June 2012.

These reports were shared on December 31, 2013 with all Iraqi and regional women MP participants in the 1st and 2nd Regional Meetings.

On December 31, IF shared by email, the “Women In The Council Of Representatives Lessons Learned and Case Studies Report” with all Iraqi, Regional Women MPs participants in the Incoming Women Parliamentarians Program (IWPs) of the PEDP and with participants in the 1st and 2nd Regional Meetings for Women MPs from the MENA Region.  The report serves as a best practices and case study report.

Resource CD

IF produced the first report assessing the Iraqi government’s transparency and accountability as well as its ability to safeguard the full spectrum of civil and political liberties. A diverse group of Iraqi experts and activists pooled their talents to undertake a first-of-its-kind assessment to examine several key spheres of governance. The locally-based group of civic leaders representing the fields of law, human rights, press freedom, women’s rights, and other areas of civic life, identified three fundamental areas to assess: political parties, parliament and press freedom. Through interviews with other experts and policy makers, analysis of current law and the degree of their implementation, and other first-hand inquiry, they undertook an extensive research process to produce the report. Iraq Foundation and Freedom House provided mentoring in research and writing as well as full editorial review of all reports

Democratization in Iraq Report 1

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WEL Reforms

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

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.