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Generous donations have had a two-fold impact on internally displaced persons in Iraq, as it has allowed for the immediate distribution of aid by our partner NGO’s, as well as financing needs assessment for these partner organizations to address the humanitarian situation among IDPs.

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In Ninawa, IF and its partner, Corporation of Child Rights and Family Protection provided food baskets to 730 people in Maskalat-Alqoush, over 100km from Erbil. Diverse communities have benefited from our aid, including Christians, Muslims, Yazidis and Shabak, who have been deprived of aid due to their proximity to ISIS-controlled territories. The food baskets included staples such as rice, cooking oil, beans, tomato paste and other items, and went to those displaced from Tilkeef, Singar and Mosul. In addition, the Hammurabi Human Rights Organization utilized IF-raised funds to supply IDP communities in Bartalla with food, water and medicine for children.

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IF and its partner, Alrafidain NGO for Community Development and Reconstruction, distributed baskets of food and non-food items to 75 IDP families. These families had been displaced from Anbar, Salah Aldin, Beji and Samara to Yahyawi camp and temporary shelters in Lailan, Kirkuk. The items distributed included flour, blankets, pillows and mattresses.

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Donations also allowed IF and its Ninawa and Kirkuk-based organizations to conduct needs assessment to show the basic needs among displaced populations. In Maskalat-Alqoush, it found that IDPs are in desperate need of food items, core relief items, health services, clean water and sanitation. In a final assessment in Kirkuk, it was discovered that there are 180 families living in temporary shelters and 360 families living in the Yahyawi camp, all of whom are living under very difficult circumstances due to cold weather and rain.

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As this humanitarian crisis continues to unfold and winter has come to these northern areas of Iraq, IDP families will be in even greater need of shelter, medication for children and adults, blankets, food, heaters, and heating oil. For this reason, The Iraq Foundation is renewing its appeal on behalf of IDPs, and we hope that you will respond to this call to alleviate their suffering. Every dollar donated to this appeal will be 100 percent directed towards providing desperately needed humanitarian aid. Additionally, contributions to The Iraq Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) organization, may be tax deductible. Please consult an accountant.

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Please make donations through the Iraq Foundation’s click and pledge account or using our main website and clicking “Donate” in the top right corner. Please indicate that your donation is for Iraqi IDPs under the “Comments on your donation” box. Please consider helping The Iraq Foundation in assisting the Iraqi people whose livelihoods have been disrupted and threatened by violence; we cannot do it without your support. We thank you in advance for your generosity.

As part of the Hewar project funded by the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), IF in with Strategic Communication Consultancy (S2C) successfully concluded the “Second Media Follow up Workshop” for the High Judicial Council (HJC) in Beirut, Lebanon for the period August 24 – 28, 2014. The workshop was attended by high-level members of the HJC headed by Chief Justice His Excellency Judge Medhat al Mahmood.

The workshop focused on how communication can help the HJC accomplish its mission. The workshop also gathered participants’ feedback and garnered consensus surrounding the Communication Strategy & Outreach Plan developed in the “Communication Strategy Workshop” held in Sulaimaniyah in January 2014 and the “First Media Follow-up Workshop” held in May 2014 in Beirut. To this end, participants heard presentations and case studies coupled with highly interactive discussions which have led to a full endorsement of the objectives and content of HJC’s future Communication Strategy & Outreach Communication Plan.

The workshop also tackled media related topics, such as conveying concise and strong messages, crisis communication & media relations and social media networks.

Chief Justice, Judge Medhat Al-Mahmoud presented a speech praising HEWAR’s efforts in raising the citizens awareness with their legal rights.

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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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January – March 2014: The national coalition continued their efforts to publish and disseminate the National Charter through local print and social media to raise awareness among local and national government decision-makers about the recommendations of the National Charter.

The Task Force members worked closely with government officials and other international workers to implement the first recommendation of the national Charter which encourages the government to make a workplan to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325. These efforts  have paid off! The government declared on February 6, 2014 that they will launch the National Action Plan on UNSCR (2014-2018). Iraq became the first country in the Middle East and North Africa Region to launch such a program.

The Task Force held 3 hearing sessions in Erbil, Babil and Basra for women impacted by violence. The National Coalition and Task Force also worked closely with the partner NGOs, and with local and national governments to support and inform any current or future peace-building initiatives to be inclusive of women.

The Task force member are continuing their efforts to implement the other 9 recommendations of the National Charter which aim to empower and ending violence against women in Iraq.

The task force members continued interacting with religious leaders and emphasizing on their role in ending the violence against women in Iraq. This fruitful effort resulted dedicating part of religious clergy’s speeches to talk about violence against women and means to end it.

Baghdad Task Force Members attending the National conference for launching work  plan to implement 1325 UN resolution


IF staff and Baghdad Task Force meeting At Al-Sadir city council to assess the progress in implementing the 10 recommendations/terms of the national charter 

 


Basra Task force Members holding hearing session

Babil Task Force efforts working with local government to  get the support for the National Charter

Clergies in Babil dedicating part of their speeches to talk about violence against women and means to end it as a result for Babil Task Force efforts to implement the 3rd recommendation of the National Charter
 

Introducing the national charter and the efforts the task force is making in Dayla towards ending violence against women                    

 


From November 2-5 2011, IF held a four-day National Meeting in the Erbil province for the 15 Integrity Monitoring Groups (IMGs) established as part of the Provincial Accountability and Governance Project (PAG). A total of 90 participants from across Iraq attended the National Meeting, including officials from the Commission of Integrity, IMG members, provincial officials, and IF staff.  The goal of the National Meeting was to provide participants with a networking opportunity and spur the creation of a formal national network to advocate for good governance and fight corruption at the national level based on a unified, national Agenda for Change.  Over the last two years, IMGs have created and implemented Agendas for Change at the provincial level.  Based on these groups’ individual experiences, participants have agreed on a draft version of a National Agenda for Change during the National Meeting.  In addition to this success, a national network has emerged from the meeting and is currently in the process of registering with the Iraqi Council of Ministers as a legal Iraqi NGO.

Participants also received extensive training on networking and the use and maintanance of the newly created PAG Website during this meeting.

Selected photos from the event:



December 2011

1

Baghdad

12/21/2011

Al-Yawom Radio

2

Diyala

12/21/2011

Diyala channel

3

Ninawa

12/14/2011

Ninawa Radio

4

Wasit

12/20/2011

Al-Nahrain Radio

5

Al-Qadisiyyah

12/25/2011

Diwaniya Channel

6

Anbar

12/21/2011

Sada Al Falooga Channel

7

Babil

12/20/2011

Babylon Channel

8

Maysan

12/12/2011

Kul Al-Iraq Channel

9

Basra

12/04/2011

Radio Al-Amal

10

Al-Muthanna

12/18/2011

Al-Samawa TV

11

Thi-Qar

12/19/2011

Al-Ahwar TV

12

Kirkuk

12/29/2011

Naba Radio Channel

13

Najaf

12/04/2011

Al-Najaf Channel

14

Salah Al-Deen

12/21/2011

Diratuna Channel

15

Karbala

12/29/2011

Karbala Channel

November 2011 :

1

Baghdad

11/21/2011

Al-Yawom Radio

2

Diyala

11/29/2011

Diyala channel

3

Ninawa

11/24/2011

Ninawa Radio

4

Wasit

11/20/2011

Al-Nahrain Radio

5

Al-Qadisiyyah

11/25/2011

Diwaniya Channel

6

Anbar

11/26/2011

Sada Al Falooga Channel

7

Babil

11/20/2011

Babylon Channel

8

Maysan

11/26/2011

Kul Al-Iraq Channel

9

Basra

11/20/2011

Radio Al-Amal

10

Al-Muthanna

11/26/2011

Al-Samawa TV

11

Thi-Qar

11/22/2011

Al-Ahwar TV

12

Kirkuk

11/27/2011

Naba Radio Channel

13

Salah Al-Deen

Diratuna Channel

14

Karbala

11/10/2011

Karbala Channel

October 2011:

1

Baghdad

10/21/2011

Al-Yawoon Radio

2

Diyala

10/24/2011

Diyala channel

3

Ninawa

10/24/2011

Ninawa Radio

4

Wasit

10/25/2011

Al-Nahrain Radio

5

Al-Qadisiyyah

10/30/2011

Diwaniya Channel

6

Anbar

10/26/2011

Sada Al Falooga Channel

7

Babil

10/20/2011

Babylon Channel

8

Maysan

10/25/2011

Kul Al-Iraq Channel

9

Basra

10/27/2011

Radio Al-Amal

10

Al-Muthanna

10/26/2011

Al-Samawa TV

11

Thi-Qar

10/27/2011

Al-Ahwar TV

12

Kirkuk

10/13/2011

Tirkuman Channel

13

Salah Al-Deen

10/20/2011

Salah Al-Deen Channel

14

Karbala

10/26/2011

Karbala Channel

September 2011:

No Radio Programs broadcast Due to scheduled project completion.

Radio /TV programs will resume in October.

Aug 2011

No Radio Programs broadcast due to Ramadan

July 2011:

Province

Date

Name of Channel

1

Baghdad

07/03/2011

Al-Yawoon Radio

2

Diyala

07/22/2011

Diyala Local channel

3

Ninawa

07/23/2011

Ninawa Radio

4

Wasit

07/25/2011

Al-Nahrain Radio

5

Al-Qadisiyyah

07/16/2011

Diwaniya FM Channel

6

Anbar

07/13/2011

Sada Al Falooga Channel

7

Babil

07/20/2011

Babylon Channel

8

Maysan

07/09/2011

Kul Al-Iraq Channel

9

Basra

07/03/2011

Radio Al-Amal

10

Al-Muthanna

07/15/2011

Al-Samawa Radio

11

Najaf

07/11/2011

Najaf FM Channel

12

Thi-Qar

07/03/2011

Al-Amal Channel

13

Kirkuk

07/16/2011

Kirkuk Channel

14

Salah Al-Deen

07/10/2011

Deratuna Channel

15

Karbala

07/27/2011

Karbala Channel

 June 2011:

No.

Province

Date of Radio talk Show/Interview

Channel

1

Baghdad

06/03/2011

Al-Yawoon Radio

2

Diyala

06/24/2011

Diyala local channel

3

Ninawa

06/26/2011

Ninawa Radio

4

Wasit

06/15/2011

Al-Nahrain Radio

5

Al-Qadisiyyah

06/25/2011

Diwaniya FM Channel

6

Anbar

06/15/2011

Sada Al Falooga Channel

7

Babil

06/20/2011

Babylon Radio

8

Maysan

06/08/2011

Kul Al-Iraq Radio

9

Basra

06/09/2011

Radio Al-Amal

10

Al-Muthanna

06/13/2011

Al-Samawa TV

11

Najaf

———

 ———-

12

Thi-Qar

06/27/2011

Al-Ahwar TV

13

Kirkuk

——-

——-

14

Salah Al-Deen

06/20/2011

Diratuna Radio

15

Karbala

06/28/2011

Karbala Radio

May 2011:

No.

Province

Date of Radio talk Show/Interview

Channel

1

Baghdad

05/02/2011

Al-Yawoon Radio

2

Diyala

05/22/2011

Diyala channel

3

Wasit

05/25/2011

Al-Nahrain Radio

4

Al-Qadisiyyah

05/15/2011

Diwaniya FM Channel

5

Anbar

05/21/2011

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6

Babil

05/20/2011

————-

7

Maysan

05/22/2011

Koul Al-Iraq Channel

8

Basra

05/02/2011

Radio Al-Amal

9

Thi-Qar

05/15/2011

Al-Ahwar TV

10

Kirkuk

05/03/2011

Al-Rasheed Channel

11

Karbala

05/25/2011

Karbala Radio

April 2011

No.

Province

Date of Radio talk Show/Interview

Channel

1

Baghdad

04/05/2011

Al-Yawoon Radio

2

Diyala

04/24/2011

Diyala channel

3

Ninawa

04/23/2011

Ninawa Radio

4

Wasit

04/13/2011

Al-Nahrain Radio

5

Al-Qadisiyyah

04/06/2011

Diwaniya FM Channel

6

Anbar

04/20/2011

Sada Al Falooga Channel

7

Babil

04/20/2011

Al-Hilla radio

8

Maysan

04/23/2011

Al-Iraq Radio

9

Basra

04/14/2011

Radio Al-Amal

10

Al-Muthanna

04/01/2011

Al-Samawa Radio

11

Najaf

04/15/2011

 AL-Najef Radio

12

Thi-Qar

04/14/2011

Al-Ahwar TV

13

Kirkuk

04/03/2011

Al-Rasheed Channel

14

Salah Al-Deen

04/05/2011

Salah Al-Deen Radio

15

Karbala

04/28/2011

Karbala Radio

March 2011

1

Baghdad

03/02/2011

Al-Yawoon Radio

2

Diyala

03/15/2011

Diyala channel

3

Ninawa

03/21/2011

Ninawa Radio

4

Wasit

03/10/2011

Al-Nahrain Radio

5

Al-Qadisiyyah

03/05/2011

Diwaniya FM Channel

6

Anbar

03/21/2011

Sada Al Falooga Channel

7

Babil

03/20/2011

Itihad Al-Shabab

8

Maysan

————

——————

9

Basra

————

——————

10

Al-Muthanna

————

——————

11

Najaf

03/03/2011

Najaf FM Channel

12

Thi-Qar

————

——————

13

Kirkuk

03/08/2011

Al-Rasheed Channel

14

Salah Al-Deen

03/31/2011

Salah Al-Deen Channel

15

Karbala

03/28/2011

Karbala Channel

February 2011

Province / Date of Radio Talk Show / Interview / Channel / Station

1

Baghdad

02/02/2011

Al-Yawoon Radio

2

Diyala

02/08/2011

Diyala channel

3

Ninawa

02/21/2011

Ninawa Radio

4

Wasit

02/22/2011

Al-Nahrain Radio

5

Al-Qadisiyyah

02/10/2011

Diwaniya FM Channel

6

Anbar

02/19/2011

Sada Al Falooga Channel

7

Babil

02/20/2011

Itihad Al-Shabab

8

Maysan

02/16/2011

Kul Al-Iraq Channel

9

Basra

02/07/2011

Radio Al-Amal

10

Al-Muthanna

02/09/2011

Al-Samawa Radio

11

Najaf

02/10/2011

Najaf FM Channel

12

Thi-Qar

02/08/2011

Al-Ahwar TV

13

Kirkuk

02/13/2011

Al-Rasheed Channel

14

Salah Al-Deen

02/24/2011

Salah Al-Deen Channel

15

Karbala

02/25/2011

Karbala Channel

January 2011

No.

Province

Date of Radio talk Show/Interview

Channel

January 2011

1

Baghdad

01/15/2011

Al-Yawoon Radio

2

Diyala

01/21/2011

Diyala channel

3

Ninawa

01/24/2011

Ninawa Radio

4

Wasit

01/25/2011

Al-Nahrain Radio

5

Al-Qadisiyyah

01/09/2011

Diwaniya FM Channel

6

Anbar

01/19/2011

Sada Al Falooga Channel

7

Babil

01/20/2011

Itihad Al-Shabab Channel

8

Maysan

01/15/2011

Kul Al-Iraq Channel

9

Basra

01/04/2011

Radio Al-Amal

10

Al-Muthanna

01/26/2011

Al-Samawa Radio

11

Najaf

———-

————

12

Thi-Qar

01/06/2011

Al-Ahwar TV

13

Kirkuk

Al-Rasheed Channel

14

Salah Al-Deen

01/31/2011

Salah Al-Deen Channel

15

Karbala

01/23/2011

Karbala Channel

December 2010

 

 

December

 

Province

Radio Talk Show Date

Channel

1

Baghdad

12/06

Moosawa Radio

2

Diyala

12/21

Radio of Diyala

3

Najef

12/26

Najef FM Radio

4

Wasit

12/15

Al-Kut Channel

5

Maysan

12/30

Broadcast of Iraq radio

6

Thi-Qar

12/15

Al-Ahwar Radio

7

Al-Anbar

12/18

Sada Al-Fuloja Channel

8

Al-Qadisiyyah

12/23

Al- Diwania FM Radio

9

Mousel

12/24

Radio Ninawa

10

Babel

12/30

Al-Shaboneen Radio

11

Al-Muthanna

12/21

Al-Samawa Radio

12

Basra

12/20

Al-Amal Radio

13

Karbala

12/19

Radio of Karbala

14

Salah Al-Din

12/28

Salah Al- Din Radio

15

Kirkuk

12/19

Kiruk Channel

November 2010

 

 

November

 

Province

Radio Talk Show Date

Radio Channel

1

Baghdad

11/10

Radio Al-Yawan

2

Diyala

——

—-

3

Najef

—–

—–

4

Wasit

11/14

Al-Nehren Radio

5

Maysan

11/29

Broadcast of Iraq radio

6

Thi-Qar

11/12

Al-Ahwar Radio

7

Al-Anbar

11/24

Al-Fuloja Radio

8

Al-Qadisiyyah

11/15

Al- Diwania FM Radio

9

Mousel

11/24

Radio Ninawa

10

Babel

11/13

Al-Hill Radio

11

Al-Muthanna

11/23

Al-Samawa Radio

12

Basra

11/11

Al-Amal Radio

13

Karbala

11/21

Radio of Karbala

14

Salah Al-Din

——

—–

15

Kirkuk

—–

—–

October 2010:

 

Name of /governorate &org.

Date of meeting

Channel

1

Baghdad/ woman good for women

28/ 10 / 2010

Radio al- yawom

2

Deyala/eave org.

26/10 /2010

Radio deyala

3

Naynawa/family &chilled org.

23/10 / 2010

Radio neynawa

4

Waste /democratic woman

28 /10 / 2010

Al-nahrain radio

5

Al dewaniya /mutiny org.

18 10 / 2010

Al dewaniya broadcasting fm.

6

Al anbar/ al safa org.

17/10/2010

Al falooja broadcasting

7

Babylon /ishtar press center

21 /10/ 2010

Al – hill broadcasting

8

Maysan/ scientific org.

12/10/2010

All Iraq broadcasting

9

al basrah/al iekaa org.

19/10/2010

Al amal radio

10

Al mouthana/pioneer ladies org.  

24 /10/ 2010

Al samawa radio

11

Al najef /iktemal org.

Al najaf broadcasting
Fm.

12

Dee qar /al habooby association

18/10/2010

Al ahwar TV. radio

13

Karkook/development 
With out boarders

______________

14

Salah al deen /Iraqiwoman org.

 

15

Karbala /human rights monitor org

25/10/2010

Karbala broadcasting

The Baghdad town-hall meeting was held in Al-Zafarania Youth Forum on May 15, 2011. Tribal leaders, government officials, NGO members and people from different sectors of the Iraqi society attended the meeting, total of 79 participants. Among the dignitaries who attend the meeting and responded to the inquires and concerns of the general public were, Ms. Basma Abdul Ammir, a Baghdad Provincial Council Member and Shaik Mohamed Al-Kadiry, Chief of Al-Zafarania  Support Council. The meeting was covered by the following media channels: Al-Ahad satellite TV channel, Al-Rusheed TV Channel, Al-Rai Newspaper, Al-Taaki Newspaper. 

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Al-Manara Network (Wasit Province, October 22, 2010)

http://www.almannarah.com/Mobile/NewsDetails.aspx?CatID=6&NewsID=20400

Wasit news network  (Wasit province, October 21, 2010)

http://www.wasitpress.net/news.php?action=view&id=1310

Al-Nasiria electronic newspapers (Thi-Qar province, October 27, 2010)

http://nasiriaelc.com/index.php?act=artc&id=4258

Nasiria news network (thi-Qar province, October 28, 2010) 

http://www.nasiriyah.org/nar/ifm.php?recordID=16130

Al-Shabiya electronic newspaper (Th-Qar province, October 28, 2010)

http://www.nasiriyahnews.com/news.php?action=view&id=725

IF Holds First Stakeholders Meeting

As part of HEWAR initiative to enhance judicial outreach transparency, Iraq Foundation (IF) and with the sponsorship of the office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement affairs (INL) held the first judicial stakeholders meeting to present and discuss High Judicial Council (HJC’s) communication strategy developed by Strategic Communication Consultancies (S2C) and to enhance communication and outreach between HJC and other stakeholders of the criminal justice system. The meeting was held at the Judicial Development Institution (JDI) in Baghdad on the 25th and 26th of March, 2014. The meeting concluded with a set of recommendations by participants to develop the draft communication strategy and enhance the outreach between HJC and the stakeholders.

The meeting was attended by 30 participants including representatives from HJC, INL, the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights, Iraqi Bar Association, Media and Civil Society Organizations.

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