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Meeting Iraqi Kurdistan’s Lone Water Keeper

Maaz Farhan, NIQASH 19/07/2017 Iraqi Kurdistan could have a serious water problem by 2025, authorities say. One Sulaymaniyah man is using his skills as an artist and video maker to highlight pollution in local waterways. Even the fish don’t get to swim where they want to in Iraqi Kurdistan, says Nabil Musa, a 40-year-old local...
Mosul After Liberation: Ensuring that Civll Society has a Voice

Mosul After Liberation: Ensuring that Civll Society has a Voice

Al Abadi’s declaration on 9 July 2017 that Mosul had been liberated from Daesh sent waves of joy and relief throughout much of Iraq. Celebrations occurred across the country to mark the release of Mosul from the brutal and violent grip of Daesh. Since 2014, when Al Baghdadi declared a caliphate from the now destroyed...
Key Factors which Impact the Protection and Safety of Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs)

Key Factors which Impact the Protection and Safety of Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs)

On 7 and 8 July 2017, women activists from across Iraq gathered to participate in two focus groups organized by the Iraqi Women Journalists Forum. These meetings provided participants the opportunity to meet and discuss factors affecting the protection and safety of women human rights defenders (WHRDs). Support for WHRDs is a primary concern for...
Iraq Alert: Breaking the Cycle of Division, Justice for all Iraqis

Iraq Alert: Breaking the Cycle of Division, Justice for all Iraqis

Report by PAX and Impunity Watch This Alert addresses worrying trends observed in current stabilisation and transitional justice efforts in Iraq. As the military campaign against ISIS in Iraq reaches a critical stage, strategies to achieve justice for victims of grave human rights abuses tend to remain selective, ill adapted to local needs and disconnected...
Iraqi Poets Reclaim Streets

Iraqi Poets Reclaim Streets

Omar al-Jaffal – Al Monitor Graffiti artists paint a wall as part of the “The Walls are not for the Clash of Clans” campaign in this image posted on Oct. 2, 2016. (photo by Facebook/The House of Iraqi Poetry) A cultural organization formed by Iraqi poets is reaching young Iraqis in university campuses, cafes and the streets. The director of the House of...