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During this reporting period, the Iraq Foundation (IF) completed all the Cascade trainings successfully in all the five provinces of A-Muthanna, Kut, Baghdad and Thi Qar and Al-Anbar. A total of 337 women candidates have been trained in the five provinces. A total of 16 women were successful in winning the election. The winning women expressing their appreciation to the training course provided by UN-Women through Iraq foundation since it helped them to organized their campaign and present themselves to the voters with more confidence and in a professional way. The 16 women already started their work as provincial council members and some of them kept contacting IF and the partner NGOs to provide them with information and materials to be effective members.

IF partner NGO in KRG coordinated with the Iraqi Higher Election Commission (IHEC) during April and May to invite all the candidates in KRG. IF implemented condense outreach campaign through radio stations, phone calls and direct invitation to the political parties candidate in KRG. Invitations has been sent to more than 450 candidates in the three provinces. The training in KRG started by the end of May continued throughout June 2013. A total of 302 candidates has been trained in the three KRG provinces distributed as 106 in Sulymania, 103 in Erbil and 75 in Dohuk.

Cascade Training in Dohuk

Cascade Training in Erbil

TOT in Erbil

Day 1: March 13, 2013

Day 2: March 14, 2013

Day 3: March 15, 2013

Day 4: March 16, 2013

IF has successfully implemented 4 training courses of two days each in Al-Anbar for female candidate to the provincial council elections. Total of 57 candidates attended the training courses which were held between the 5th and the 30th of April 2013. Three of the trainees were successful in winning the elections and becoming provincial council members. The winners said that the training helped them to better organize their campaign and have more confidence in addressing the voters and winning  more votes than they anticipated.

First and second training courses 5-6 April 2013

Third training Course 15-16 April 2013

Fourth training course 29-30 April 2013 

Cascade Training in Baghdad

Cascade Training in Kut

Cascade Training in Muthanna

Cascade Training in Thiqar