PEDP Website

Activities:

Assisting Iraqi Women Parliamentarians

Women Leaders Reports Now Available!

IWP 12th Peer Networking Meeting: November 24, 2013

Participant Interviews on 11th Peer Networking Meeting

IWP 11th Peer Networking Meeting: October 2, 2013

June 2013: Photos: 2nd Regional Meeting for Women MPs from the MENA Region in Amman-Jordan

IWP 10th Peer Networking Meeting, November 11, 2012

IWP 9th Peer Networking Meeting Baghdad, Iraq: July 16, 2012

IWP Regional Meeting: Amman, Jordan: June 9-11

IWP 8th Peer Networking Meeting
Baghdad, Iraq: January 18, 2012

IWP 7th Peer Networking Meeting
Baghdad, Iraq: November 23, 2011

IWP 6th Peer Networking Meeting
Baghdad, Iraq: July 20, 2011

IWP 5th Peer Networking Meeting
Baghdad, Iraq: May 2, 2011

IWP 4th Peer Networking Meeting
Baghdad, Iraq: March 15, 2011

IWP 3rd Peer Networking Meeting
Baghdad, Iraq: January 30, 2011

IWP Success Stories: December 2010

IF Holds 2nd Peer Networking  Meeting for Newly Elected Iraqi Women Parliamentarians Baghdad, Iraq: November 9, 2010

IF Holds Networking and Skills Development Meeting for Newly Elected Iraqi Women Parliamentarians: October 5, 2010

1st Iraqi Women Parliamentarian Training Workhop in Beirut: July 2010

Resource CD Created for IWP Training

Engaging Iraqi Youth

Youth Activities: November - December 2013

Photos: Demokratia Web Professors' Training: July 2013

Youth Volunteering Activities: July 2013

IF Holds 4th Youth Camp for Iraqi Students: July 2013!

Application for 2013 Democracy Web Workshop

Application for 2013 Youth Civics Camp

Youth Activities: January 2013

Youth Activities: November-December 2012

Youth Activities: October 2012

Small Grants Activities: September 2012

Youth Activities: August 2012

Small Grants Activities: August 2012

Small Grants Activities: July 2012

IF Successfully Holds Sessions 3 & 4 of 3rd Youth Camp for Iraqi Students: July 2012

IF Successfully Holds Sessions 1 & 2 of 3rd Youth Camp for Iraqi Students: June 2012

Youth Video Competition Announcement Deadline to apply September 15, 2012: Apply Today!!!

Small Grants Photos: April - June 2012

Small Grants Implementation: April 2012

Apply for Youth Civics Camp 2012!
APPLICATION DEADLINE May 10, 2012

Small Grants Implementation: December 2011 - March 2012

Winners of the Iraqi Youth Video Competition Announced: January 2012

IF Awards 3rd Round of Small Grants to Youth to Conduct Projects throughout Iraq: December 2011 - January, 2012

IF Invites Iraqi Youth to Apply for Small Grant: Deadline to Apply: March 4, 2012

IF Invites Iraqi Youth to Apply for Small Grant: Deadline to Apply: November 15, 2011

IF Successfully Holds 2nd Youth Camp for 100 Iraqi Students: July 7-29, 2011

Youth Video Competition Announcement Deadline to apply September 1, 2011: Apply Today!!!

Media Coverage for 2011 Youth Civics Camp: July 7, 2011

Small Grant Implementation: April 2011

Apply for Small Grants to Support Iraqi Youth - Round 2
Deadline to Apply: May 26, 2011

Apply for Youth Civics Camp 2011!
NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE June 1, 2011

Iraqi Youth Implement Small Grants!
March 2011

Small Grant Project Photos

Youth Success Story: Youth Play Changes Children's Perspective

Interviews with 2010 Student Participants of IF's Youth Civics Camp (Audio Files)

Youth Video Competition
Application - Deadline Extended to January 15, 2011!

IF Announces Small Grants for Iraqi Youth - Deadline to apply for grants
December 31, 2010!

Letter from an Iraqi Student
August 2010

IF Successfully Holds Youth Camp for 100 Iraqi Students: July 14 to August 7, 2010

PEDP YOUTH CAMP Applications
March 2010

Monitoring Government Performance

November - December 2013: Media Coverage on Democratization in Iraq Reports

November 21, 2013: Press Conference on 2nd and 3rd Democratization in Iraq Reports

August - September 2013: Photos: 3rd and 4th Consultative Meetings for Civic Leaders

April - May 2013: Photos: 1st and 2nd Consultative Meetings for Civic Leaders

IF Holds 1st Civic Leaders Workshop in Erbil: March 13-15, 2013

IF holds 11th Meeting for Civil Society Leaders in Baghdad: February 23, 2012

3rd Training Workshop for Civic Leaders on Monitoring and Reporting on the Iraqi Government's Protection of Civil and Political Liberties: Erbil, Iraq, January 2012

IF holds 10th Meeting for Civil Society Leaders in Baghdad: November 10,2011

IF holds 9th Meeting for Civil Society Leaders in Baghdad: October 2011

IF holds 8th Meeting for Civil Society Leaders in Baghdad: September 29, 2011

IF holds press conference to publisize the lunch of Transparency and Accountability Report: July 2011

IF produced the first report assessing the Iraqi government’s transparency and accountability as well as its ability to safeguard the full spectrum of civil and political liberties (PDF / Arabic): June 2011

IF holds 7th Meeting for Civil Society Leaders in Baghdad: Febuary 3, 2011

2nd Training Workshop for Civic Leaders on Monitoring and Reporting on the Iraqi Government's Protection of Civil and Political Liberties. Beirut, Lebanon: December 4 - 6, 2010

1st Training Workshopfor Civic Leaders on Monitoring and Reporting on the Iraqi Government's Protection of Civil and Political Liberties. Beirut, Lebanon: June 2 - 6, 2010

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Iraq Foundation (IF) would like to congratulate Ms. Rola Dashti on her recent ministerial appointments in the new Kuwaiti Cabinet. Ms. Dashti will now serve as the Minister of State for Planning and Development and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs. Ms. Dashti is the only woman and a newcomer in this Cabinet. We wish her all the success in her new positions. Ms. Dashti, a former member of the Kuwaiti Parliament, participated in IF’s Regional Meeting of regional women members of parliament, held in Amman, Jordan in June of this year as an international expert

Launched December 1, 2009
Scheduled Completion: November 30, 2012

The Iraq Foundation has been awarded a grant from the US Department fo State Democracy Human Rights, and Labor office to implement a three year project to meet the need for good governance in Iraq during the period following the elections for a new Council of Representatives (anticipated in March 2010).

The programs in the project will seek to improve capacity and performance of parliamentarians in the new CoR, raise the responsiveness and accountability of the government by empowering civil society, and expand civic awareness and participation in the democratic process, especially among youth.

The Iraq Foundation will work with a consortium to achieve the following objectives: (1) To strengthen the national parliament and its credibility in resolving disputes, especially by building the capacity of incoming women parliamentarians. Activities will include: training new women parliamentarians in legislative skills, negotiation skills, issues-based alliances, constituency relationships, outreach and advocacy; facilitating exchanges with regional women parliamentarians; peer networking; and reporting on experiences of women in CoR. The Iraq Foundation will work with The Woodrow Wilson International Center to achieve this objective.

In collaboration with Freedom House, objective (2) seeks to improve government accountability by empowering civil society to act as monitors of government performance. Activities will include collaboration with Freedom House in training civic leaders as a watchdog group on methodologies and techniques for monitoring and reporting on good governance, government policies, and the state of freedoms; publication of reports on governance; meetings with government officials; and television talk shows.

Objective (3) will focus on developing Iraqi youth’s understanding of democratic processes, civic awareness, and means of peaceful resolution of differences. Activities will encompass summer courses at the American University of Iraq-Suleimaniya, using eDemocracy materials developed by Freedom House; small grants for national reconciliation projects; internships with the watchdog groups; and awards for short videos on civic relations. A web site for the project will be created to carry all training materials. The consortium of the Iraq Foundation, Freedom House, the Woodrow Wilson International Center, and American University in Iraq-Suleimaniya, combines outstanding expertise and capacity to develop and reinforce democratization in Iraq.

Our focus on new women parliamentarians will lead to improvement in the performance of the legislature, where many of Iraq’s disputes are debated or deadlocked. Providing tools and confidence to civic leaders to monitor, engage with, and report on the workings of the government according to internationally recognized standards will provide high motivation for state institutions to become more responsive and accountable. The youth program looks towards Iraq’s future leaders, inculcates democratic principles, and encourages national cohesion. The program will establish a curriculum and an educational track record that will be offered to the AUI-S and other universities in Iraq.

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