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Faces of Iraq

Since 1991, the Iraq Foundation has worked with countless Iraqis. Today it is our privilege to share some of their stories, so you can hear - from their own words - about the work of the Iraq Foundation.

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Nibras Abdulhussain

Civic Leader

Baghdad

Post Election Democracy Project Participant

"The PEDP project exposed me  to a wealth of research and tools to help identify and propose solutions to many issues that plague the Iraqi state today as Iraq struggles to transitions towards democracy"

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Dr. Jabar Darwish

Civic Leader

Baghdad

Post Election Democracy Project Participant

“The program increased my knowledge and provided many valuable resources. Participating also provided me the opportunity to meet political and academic professionals as well as helped link my work on human rights reports covering Iraq to prominent international organization, including Freedom House.”

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Mohammed Abdulridah

Civic Leader

Najaf

Post Election Democracy Project Participant

“The Civic Leaders program of PEDP is an expert’s program and represents a great benefit to me professionally.  The program developed my ability to write reports, research, draw logical conclusion, and deal with diverse topic in a professional manner.  It strengthened my knowledge about many sensitive political topics, which relate to the current situation of my country and its future within  the international community.  The program also offered the chance to meet distinguished thinkers, professors, and other experts in the human rights field.  Working with these individuals transformed my experience, and their support was critical to my own work in the field of human rights”

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Ahmed Ala’a

Engineer

Baghdad

Post Election Democracy Project (PEDP)

“Thanks to the PEDP youth program, I met youth from deferent ethnicities, backgrounds and provinces, including: Anbar, Nasirya, Basra, and Sulaimaniya.  We met during the five-day training and eachof us learned about the others person’s traditions and way of life.”

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Luma Kare

Student

Baghdad

Post Election Democracy Project (PEDP)


“Immediately after finishing the Youth Civics Camp, I volunteered in one of the medical centers in my neighborhood, which offered medical services. During my sevice, I shared what I had learned at the Camp about the value of volunteering and civic duty. I personally felt the positive impact of this project, and I think such projects are necessary in our country at this stage."  

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Muhanad Ali

Physician

Baghdad

Post Election Democracy Project (PEDP)

“The program offered me the chance to really learn about democracy development in Iraq and learn about the vital role governmental and non-governmental actors in the democracy process. Additionally, this program added to my experience in civic activism for human rights and taught me how to use social and conventional media to support the work.”

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Thura Mohammed

Student

Babil

Post Election Democracy Project (PEDP)

“My participation in YCC increased my knowledge about the vital role of citizenship in building a democracy. The lectures we received enriched our knowledge much more than other trainings that I have participated in.  I liked the approach of the trainers and the training, which made me enjoy listening and learning for more than 7 continuous learning hours a day!”

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Zaineb Wahid Al-Khazraji

Member of the Iraqi Council of Representatives (CoR)

Thi-Qar

Post Election Democracy Project (PEDP)

"The PEDP project benefited me by developing my experience and provided valuable information of the CoR members and facilitated my work to the benefit of Iraqi society."

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Fa’eza Khadim Mohammed Al-Obaidi

Member of the Iraqi Council of Representatives (CoR)

Baghdad

Post Election Democracy Project (PEDP)

"The IF program represents a service to the Iraqi society and to women parliamentarians, given the focus of the Project.  IF has helped us identify our obstacles and shortcomings as parliamentarians and how to better serve."

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Dr. Bushra Al-Zuwaini

Advisor-Office of the Prime Minister (CoR)

Baghdad

Post Election Democracy Project (PEDP)

"I think we are all benefited greatly from IF's trainings and were lucky to have this program. IF's training started prior to our participation in the CoR and has continued after joining the CoR and becoming parliamentarians. It represented for us all solid foundation to discover and develop our roles as parliamentarians."

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Afaf Abdulrazak Jubair Al-Jubouri

Member of the Iraqi Council of Representatives (CoR)

Al-Anbar

Post Election Democracy Project (PEDP)

"The PEDP project helped me develop my skills to write Special Reports for the Permanent Committees in the CoR and better relate to my constituents."

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