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IF Leadership Changes

In recognition of her outstanding leadership and proven capabilities demonstrated over the past 9 years serving as the Deputy Director of the Iraq Foundation (IF), we are pleased to announce that Ms. Selwa Gailani will take over the position of Executive Director effective March 10. Ms. Rend Al-Rahim will serve as the President of the Iraq Foundation and as such, will continue to represent IF and have overall responsibility for the institution’s performance and management.

Personal Status Article

IF would like to share a translated article, "Iraqis' New Personal Status Ja'fari Law is Sectarian." This article was originally written in Arabic by Iraqi Parliamentarian and IF partner, Safia Suheil and is available on the website of the Woodrow Wilson Intrnational Center for Scholars.

IF Board Member, Azzam Alwash, Named Top Thinker

IF is pleased to announce that board member, Azzam Alwash, has been named as one of Foreign Policy's top 100 thinkers for 2013! Read more here. The theme of this year's list was "the decision makers" highlighting those individuals that have "shown the courage to lay their reputations on the line, the cunning to seize opportunities, or the wisdom to recognize that the worst enemy of the political establishment is often inertia."

IF Contributes to Inter-Agency Report

The Iraq Foundation celebrates the publication of the "Inter-Agency Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Mapping in Iraq." IF contributed to the development of this report as a member of the SGBV Sub-Working Group in Baghdad. The report provides a snapshot of SGBV patterns, prevention and response mechanisms in Iraq and is meant to serve as a practical tool to pull information on SGBV prevention and response in order to more effectively plan, implement and strategize.

IF Honors Staff Members

The Iraq Foundation would like to honor the hard work and dedication of the following staff members for their efforts on the successful work of the Women for Equitable Legislation (WEL) Project: Ms. Suhaila Al-Assadi, Ms. Amna Al-Katib and Mr. Humam Rajab (pictured below). Due to their efforts, the legislative amendments and interventions that the WEL project has been working on to improve women's rights in Iraq have been approved by the Ministry of State for Women's Affairs and have been submitted to the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, where they await consideration by the Cabinet. Through the persevering efforts of our WEL staff the legislative amendments have also been endorsed by members or parliament, in several cases exceeding the required number in the constitution, and have been submitted to the Office of the Speaker for consideration by the Council of Representatives.

We would also like to thank the members of the Iraqi COR and the senior Ministerial officials who have supported the goals and the work of the WEL project. We also wish to thank our group of dedicated partner NGOs, numerous judges, academics, and activists who have contributed to the success of the project and to bringing it to the attention of decision-makers.

Our sincere thanks to our staff and to all our partners and collaborators!

Ms. Suhaila Al-Assadi, Senior Projects Manager, IF - Baghdad Office

Ms. Amna Al-Katib, Project Assistant, WEL Project, IF - Baghdad Office


Mr. Humam Rajab, Project Officer, IF - DC Office


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Apply for the 2014 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP)

The Iraq Foundation is pleased to be working with Meridian International Center on the 2014 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP). Funded by the U.S. Embassy, Baghdad, this prestigious program is designed to provide talented, hard-working, and highly motivated Iraqi undergraduate students with an opportunity to spend five weeks studying at a U.S. University for an intensive academic institute in the summer of 2014. To learn more and apply, click here. Read more here.

Apply for the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program

The Iraq Foundation encourages applications for the 2014-2015 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program at the Washington, DC–based National Endowment for Democracy. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2013. For more information, please click here.

Nature Iraq is looking for a new CEO. To read more, click here.

The Iraq Foundation held a special screening of "Interfaith Dialogue in Mesopotamia" on Tuesday, October 9 in Washington, DC. For more information, click here.

Support the Tigris River Flotilla

The Iraq Foundation supports Nature Iraq's campaign to protect the Tigris River through supporting the Tigris River Flotilla.

The Iraq Upper Tigris Waterkeeper and Nature Iraq are planning an epic journey down the Tigris River from southeast Turkey to the Gulf in both traditional Iraqi and modern boats. The goal is to promote the clean-up and protection of the river.

Consider supporting the project. The Nature Iraq Foundation, a U.S.-organizations set up to support conservation work in the region, set up a way for people to do this on the Indiegogo fundraising website. They are trying to raise 20,000 USD for the Flotilla but have less than 115 days to do it. Every contribution, no matter how small will help us reach that goal. If you can help, follow this link to the Tigris River Flotilla or consider putting the following link on your facebook/website:

Dr. Alwash speaks on Iraq's Natural Environment

Dr. Azzam Alwash is the Founder and President of Nature Iraq, an NGO dedicated to protecting and preserving Iraq's natural environment and rich cultural heritage. He dedicated his life to restore the Iraqi Marshlands, the cradle of civilisation, drained by Saddam Hussein which has been one of the biggest environmental disasters in the world..

Dr. Alwash could be the voice of the Iraqi people, to protect the historical Marshlands and their people, by talking on TED2013.

Please see the video and support his call for a blue revolution by rating this video.

Apply for the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program

The Iraq Foundation encourages applications for the 2014-2015 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program at the Washington, DC–based National Endowment for Democracy. For more information, please click here.

IF's Executive Director Meets with Human Rights Minister in Iraq

The Minister for Human Rights in Iraq, H.E. Mohammed Shiya' Al-Soudani, received IF's Executive Director in his office on July 17, 2012. They held a lively dialogue about the vital role played by non-governmental organizations in supporting human rights in Iraq, and agreed on areas of future cooperation between IF and the Ministry. To view photos of this meeting, please click here.

 

Activities for January - March 2013

IF Launches NEW UN-Funded Project

IF Engages Community Partners to Benefit WIES Widows: January, February, March

IF Provides Services for Women Victims of Violence and Engages Women Leaders: January, February, March

PEDP Holds Art Exhibitions and Civics Leaders Workshop: January, March

IF Provides Services for Women Victims of Violence and Engages Women Leaders: January, February, March

PEDP Holds Art Exhibitions and Civics Leaders Workshop: January, March

IF Holds Meetings for WEL Project and Prepares for Advocacy Campaign: January / February; March

EIWT Project Successfully Concludes: January, February

Activities for November & December 2012

IF Holds Meetings, Distributes Information and Interviews Women for WIES

IF Conducts Interviews with Women and Holds Trainings as part of PEACE

PEDP Holds Women Parliamentarian Meeting, Art Exhibitions and Broadcasts Youth Videos

IF Holds Critical Meetings for WEL Project: November and December

IF Provides EIWT Widows with Job Opportunities, Marketing Meetings and Mentoring Sessions: November and December

Activities for October 2012

IF Launches Two NEW Projects, WIES and PEACE

IF Holds ICP Screening in DC

PEDP Youth Carry Out Activities and Educational Sessions in Provinces

WEL Profiled in Iraqi News

IF Continues to Secure Opportunities for EIWT widows

Activities for August & September 2012

ICP Project Concludes

PEDP Youth Continue Small Grants Activities, Volunteer in their Communities

IF Holds WEL Lessons Learned Meeting

IF Holds Graduation Ceremonies for EIWT Widows in Baghdad and Basra

Special Announcement: IF invites you to help Nature Iraq win funds to support biodiversity

Activities for July 2012

IF Holds Final Sessions of Youth Civics Camp

IF Holds 9th Peer Networking Meeting for Incoming Women Parliamentarians

Hygiene Awareness Campaign Educates Youth in Dahouk Province

ICP Documentaries Screened Across Iraq

IF Plans for September WEL Lessons Learned Meeting

Extension Cycles of EIWT Completed, Widows Receive Funds to Start Small Businesses

Special Announcement: IF Meets with Human Rights Minister in Iraq

Special Announcement: Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program Accepting Applications

Special Announcement: Nature Iraq to Hold Reception on September 13

Special Announcement: Support the Tigris River!

 

Activities for Spring (April - June) 2012

IF Holds Regional Meeting in Amman, Jordan for Women Parliamentarians

IF Holds First Session of Third Annual Youth Civics Camp!

ICP Documentaries Screened at Iraqi Universities and Institutions

IF Holds Press Conference for Release of Final PAG Report

Youth Continue Small Grants Activities in their Provinces

IF Invites Youth to Enter Youth Video Competition

IF Holds Bill Drafting Workshop to Examine Impact of Iraqi Laws on Women

IF Invites Youth to Enter Youth Video Competition

IF Holds Bill Drafting Workshop to Examine Impact of Iraqi Laws on Women

IF Holds 3rd WEL Roundtable Meeting to Identify Gaps in Iraqi Legislation

IF Successfully Closes Out Cycle 4 of EIWT

Activities for March 2012

AlSumaria Channel Broadcasts 5 Winning Documentaries as part of ICP

ICP Youth Films Showcased Online and in the Community

IF Connects Citizens with their Representatives as part of PAG

IF Local Partners Publish NEW Anti-Corruption Newspaper

Youth Implement Small Grants in Babil and Dahouk as part of PEDP

IF Invites Youth to Apply to PEDP's 3rd Summer Civics Camp

IF Prepares for April Bill Drafting Workshop as part of WEL

IF Celebrates Cycle 3 Successes, Launches Cycle 4 of EIWT

 

Activities for February 2012

IF Holds Second Roundtable Meeting as part of WEL

Special Screenings and Q&A Sessions with ICP Participants Continue into February 2012

IF Looks Ahead to Cycle 4 of EIWT

IF Helps Widows Find Jobs as part of EIWT

IF Holds 11th Meeting for Civil Society Leaders as part of PEDP

IF Promotes Transparency in the Community as part of PAG

PAG Meeting Schedules: Town Hall Meetings & Other Meeting Schedule

PAG Radio Talk Shows Program Schedule Updated to February

IF Supports Youth-Led Anti-Corruption Initiatives in the Provinces

 

Activities for December 2011& January 2012

IF Holds First Legal Expert Meeting as part of WEL

IF Organizes Special Screenings and Q&A Sessions with ICP Participants

Winners of Iraqi Youth Video Competition Announced

IF Awards 3rd Round of Small Grants to Iraqi Youth as part of PEDP

IF Holds 3rd Training Workshop for Civic Leaders in Erbil

IF Hosts 8th Peer Networking Meeting for Incoming Iraqi Women Parliamentarians (IWPs)

IF widows awarded microgrants, receive benefits, and interview for jobs

Photos of EIWT widows receiving microgrants

EIWT Cycle 3 Updates: December 2011 & January 2012

IF Holds 30 Youth Educational Training Workshops

PAG Meeting Schedules: December 2011 & January 2012

 

Activities for November 2011

Special Interfaith Cooperation Documentary Film Announcement

IF Widows Awarded Small Grants to Start Home Businesses!

IF Holds 9th Civil Society Leaders Meeting

IF Promotes Good Governance throughout Iraq

Iraq Foundation Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary in November!

 

Activities for September 2011

IF Launches New Project to Protect Women's Rights

Youth Documentary Films Promote Religious Tolerance and Interfaith Cooperation

IF Wins 6 month Extension for the Provincial Accountability and Governance Project

Post Election Democracy Project (PEDP) Website!

Civil Society Leaders Report Assessing the Iraqi Government's Transparency

Activities for July and August 2011

IF Holds Interfaith Cooperation Project Training for Iraqi Students in Erbil

IF Conducts Radio Programs to Highlight the Fight Against Corruption throughout Iraq

IF Completes Second Training Cycle to Empower Iraqi Widows

IF Launches Post Election Democracy Project (PEDP) Website!

IF holds Press Conference to Announce Civil Society Leaders Report Assessing the Iraqi Government

Activities for May and June 2011

IF Holds Interfaith Cooperation Project Training for Iraqi Students in Erbil

IF Conducts Numerous Activities to Fight Corruption throughout Iraq!

IF Begins Second Training Cycle to Empower Iraqi Widows in all Training Centers!

IF Launches Post Election Democracy Project (PEDP) Website!

IF Publishes First Report on the Iraqi Government's Ability to Safeguard Civil Liberties

Activities for April 2011

IF Accepting Applications for 2011 Youth Civics Camp

IF Celebrates Widows Graduation in Maysan and Dhi Qar!

IF Helps Iraqi Youth Implement Small Projects to Promote Peaceful Coexistence

IF Promotes Transparency and Good Governance throughout Iraq

Activities for March 2011

IF Launches Documentary Film Competition for Iraqi Youth to Promote Interfaith Cooperation!

IF Accepting Applications for 2011 Youth Civics Camp

IF Continues Widows Training Program throughout Iraq

IF Helps Iraqi Youth Implement Small Project to Promote Peaceful Coexistence!

IF Promotes Transparency and Good Governance throughout Iraq

Iraqi Youth Educational Plays Change Children Perspective on Peace and Tolerance

Activities for February 2011

IF Launches Documentary Film Competition for Iraqi You to Promote Interfaith Cooperation!

IF Holds 12 Town Hall Meetings to Fight Corruption in Iraq

IF Extends Vocation Training Program to 200 Widows throughout Iraq!

IF Holds Civil Society Leaders Meeting in Baghdad!

IF Broadcasts Radio Programs to Promote Transparency and Good Governance throughout Iraq

Activities for January 2011

IF Launches New Project to Promote Interfaith Cooperation

IF Holds Networking Meeting for Iraqi Women Parliamentarians

Iraqi Women Parliamentarian (IWP) Success Stories

IF Promotes Transparency and Good Governance

IF Morns the Loss of Basil Al-Rahim, Chairman of the Board

Activities for December 2010

IF Launches Media Campaign to Combat Corruption

IF Sponsors 2nd Training Workshop for Civic Leaders in Beirut

Iraqi Women Parliamentarian (IWP) Success Stories

IF Prepares for Training Program to Empower Iraqi Widows!

IF Accepts Applications for Youth Video Competition

Activities for November 2010

IF Holds Stake Holders Conference and Broadcasts TV and Radio Programs to Promote Human Rights in Iraq!

IF's Integrity Monitoring Groups Hold Town Hall Meetings and Radio Call-in Programs

IF Holds Networking and Skills Development Meeting for Newly Elected Iraqi Women Parliamentarians

IF's Sets Up Training Centers for Iraqi Widows throughout the Country!

IF Extends Application Deadline for Youth Video Competition to January 15, 2011!

Activities for October 2010

IF Extends Application Deadline for Youth Video Competition to January 15, 2011!

IF Broadcasts TV and Radio Programs to Promote Human Rights in Iraq!

IF's Integrity Monitoring Groups Hold Town Hall Meetings and Radio Call-in Programs

IF Holds Networking and Skills Development Meeting for Newly Elected Iraqi Women Parliamentarians

Activities for September 2010

IF Launches New Project: Empowering Iraqi Widows to Thrive (EIWT)!

IF Accepts Submissions for Youth Video Competition

IF's Integrity Monitoring Groups Hold Meetings and Radio Call-in Programs to Promote Good Governance

IF Broadcasts TV and Radio Programs to Promote Human Rights in Iraq

Activities for August 2010

IF's Integrity Monitoring Groups Fight Corruption in Iraq

IF Successfully Concludes Youth Camp in Kurdistan for 100 Iraqi Students

IF Sponsors Youth Video Competition

IF Publishes20th Human Rights Newsletter

Activities for June and July 2010

IF Assists Iraqi Women Parliamentarians

IF Launches Youth Camp in Kurdistan for 100 Iraqi Students

IF Holds Coalition Building Meeting and Advocacy Workshop

IF Selects Integrity Monitoring Groups

IF Broadcasts TV Spots and Radio Spots to Support Human Rights in Iraq

Executive Director Travels throughout the Middle East to Promote and Monitor IF Projects

IF Publishes19th Human Rights Newsletter

Activities for May 2010

IF Successfully Concludes Widows Empowerment Project!

IF Holds 2 Anti Corruption Workshops in Beirut

Executive Director Speaks at Oslo University

Activities for April 2010

IF Holds 21 Anti-corruption Meetings throughout Iraq's Provinces

IF's Continues Training Iraqi Widows in Baghdad

IF Provides Support to Basra-based Anti Corruption Group

IF Takes Applications for Youth Camp

Executive Director Speaks at USIP on Iraq's Elections

Activities for February and March 2010

IF Holds Anti-corruption Meetings throughout Iraq's Provinces

IF's Human Rights Coalition Releases 4 Reports on Human Rights in Iraq

IF Empowers Iraqi Widows during the Iraq's National Election

IF's Takes Applications for Youth Camp

IF Publishes 14th and 15th Human Rights Newsletter

Activities for January 2010

IF Forms Governance and Accountability NGO Group from Iraq's Provinces

IF Writes Shadow Reports to the United Nations on Children's Rights and Political and Civil Rights

IF Empowers Iraqi Widows by Providing Skills and Democracy Training, Job Placement Assistance

IF Publishes 13th Human Rights Newsletter

Activities for December 2009

IF holds a Graduation Ceremony for Widows in Basra

IF Holds 4th Human Rights Advocacy Workshop

IF holds a Graduation Ceremony for Widows in Basra

HRAI Coalition Member Wins Human Rights Superstar Award!

IF Donates Equipment to Iraq Commission on Integrity

IF Publishes 11th Human Rights Newsletter

Activities for November 2009

IF holds a Graduation Ceremony for Widows in Basra

IF Holds 4th Human Rights Advocacy Workshop

IF Donates Equipment to Iraq Commission on Integrity

HRAI Coalition Member Wins Human Rights Superstar Award!

Executive Director Participates in the US Institute of Peace and Middle East Institute

IF Publishes 11th Human Rights Newsletter

Activities for October 2009

IF Celebrates 18 years Anniversary in October!

IF holds a Graduation Ceremony for Widows in Baghdad

IF Holds 5th Human Rights Coalition Building Meeting

IF Holds Capacity Building Workshop in Nassiriya

Children Use Mdaina Center's Computers for Homework and Entertainment

Executive Director Participates in the Global Women's Forum

IF Publishes 10th Human Rights Newsletter

Activities for September 2009

IF Hosts Sewing Exhibition in Basra for Iraqi Widows

IF Successfully Concludes the Mdaina Education Project

F Awards Human Rights Organizations in Iraq with Small Grants and Launched Media Campaign

IF Conducts Field Visits in the Southern Governorates

IF Publishes 9th Human Rights Newsletter

Statement by Ambassador Christopher R. Hill Senate Foreign Relations Committee
September 10, 2009

Activities for July and August 2009

IF Produces Iraq's First Universal Periodic Review Report for the United Nations

IF Holds Capacity-Building Workshops in the Southern Governorates

IF Launches Computer Skills Training for Small Business Owners and Teachers in Mdaina, Iraq

IF Helps Iraqi Widows in Baghdad and Basra

IF In the Media

IF Publishes 7th and 8th Human Rights Newsletter

Activities for June 2009

IF Holds Press Meetings for Human Rights Groups in Iraq

IF Conducts Children's Rights Media Campaign and implement Small Grant Projects

IF Continues Literacy Trainings

IF Continues Training Iraqi Widows in Baghdad and Basra

IF In the Media

IF Publishes 6th Human Rights Newsletter

Activities for May 2009

Iraq Foundation Donates Water Cooler and Generators to Schools

IF Implements Small Grants Program

IF Holds Literacy Trainings

IF Continues Training Iraqi Widows in Baghdad and Basra.

IF In the Media

IF Publishes 5th Human Rights Newsletter

 

Activities for April 2009

IF Staff Meet with Secretary Clinton

Literacy and IT Training Begins in Mdaina

IF Holds Graduation Ceremony in Basra

IF Convenes Capacity Building Trainings

Chief Operating Officer Addresses USIP

IF In the Media

IF Publishes 4th Human Rights Newsletter

 

Activities for March 2009

IF Celebrates International Women's Day

IF Hold Graduation Ceremony for Iraqi Widows Baghdad

IF Holds Coalition Building Meeting and Advocacy Workshop in Erbil

IF Recruits for the Mdaina Education Project

IF In the Media

IF Publishes 3rd Human Rights Newsletter

Activities for February 2009

IF Launches Mdaina Education Project

IF Disseminates Human Rights Posters

IF Holds NGO Capacity Building Workshop in Sulaimaniya

IF Staff Meets to Support Iraqi Widows in Baghdad and Basra

IF Publishes 2nd Human Rights Newsletter

 

Activities for January 2009

IF Launches Literacy Training Project in Mdaina, Iraq

IF Awards Small Grants to Iraqi NGOs

IF Launches Human Rights Billboard Media Campaign

IF Continues Training Iraqi Widows in Baghdad and Basra

Activities for December 2008

IF Successfully Concludes Anti-Corruption and Transparency Project

IF Launches Human Rights Advocacy Media Campaign

IF Works to Build NGO Capacity in Nassyria, Basra, and Maysan

IF Starts Employment Campaign and Continues Training Iraqi Widows

IF in the Media

 

 

 
 

 

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