|Iraq Foundation Newsletter|
In September, Executive Director, Rend Al-Rahim, appeared on three programs to discuss Iraq and promote IF's mission. On September 6, Ms. Al-Rahim appeared on Jim Zoghby's radio program, "Viewpoint". Ms. Al-Rahim also commented on General Petraeus' testimony in congress on BBC World News on September 12 and appeared on September 15th's edition of CNN's This Week at War. To read a transcript of the broadcast, please follow the link below.
From September 8 - 10, the Iraq Foundation
held a meeting for 12 members of the Human
Rights Defenders Network (HRDN) in Istanbul,
Turkey. The meeting brought together HRDN
members, IF staff, and regional experts to
discuss the Network's strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities, and threats (SWOT) and agree
on a long term strategic plan and a short
term working plan. The second part of the
meeting centered on reporting and documenting
The Human Rights Defenders Network (HRDN) published its seventh newsletter in September. These newsletters report on the human rights situation in at least 12 different governorates of Iraq each month. Formed in December 2006 by the Iraq Foundation, HRDN monitors, documents, and advocates for human rights in Iraq's governorates. Published in Arabic, HRDN's monthly newsletters are available on our website.