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The three-day workshop was held at Al-Mansour Hotel in Baghdad and came to a close on Wednesday March 18, 2015.  The Workshop/training was attended and addressed by IF executive director Ms. Basma Fakri along with 36 government officials including MPs and senior government officials, and 50 civil society actors and task force members from the five provinces of  Erbil, Ninwa plain , Baghdad, Babil and Basrah, who were trained in Activity 1.

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During February 2015 the five partner NGOs in Al-RASID provided 5 trainings for 344 stakeholders in the five provinces distributed as as follows: Erbil 86 (23 female and 73 male), Ninwa plain 60 (26 female and 34 male), Baghdad 41 (10 female and 41 male), Babil 93 (35 female and 58 male) and Basrah 65(31 female and 34 male).The participants represented women’s advocacy organizations, service providers, local community leaders and members of the judiciary and local law enforcement units.

 

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The workshop was held  January 17-18, 2015 and was headed by IF president Ms. Rend Al-Rahim. The workshop introduced the participants to Security Council Resolution 1325 and the Iraq National Action Plan (NAP), and it focused on building coalitions between civic organizations and government entities to implement the NAP.

The secondary goal of the workshop was to prepare  participants from the provinces to act as trainers in order to train local communities in the provinces on 1325, the NAP and coalition building.The workshop also introduced strategies for coalition building among this group, including sharing experiences and ensuring common messaging in preparation for the local training sessions which will be held by the five partner NGOs.

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