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Baghdadi Day for Bicycles in the Center of Baghdad

Baghdadi Day for Bicycles in the Center of Baghdad

After many calls by the civil society, sports teams, artists and journalists, the Baghdadis rode their bicycles through the streets of Baghdad in the morning of Saturday, February 4, 2017 raising the slogan “I have a dream … I have a bicycle”, in order to break the social restrictions against girls’ riding bicycles in public,...
"Shakoufyan" festivities in the city of Heet

“Shakoufyan” festivities in the city of Heet

Under the slogan “For a more beautiful Heet” and in collaboration with “Sumerian Book House”, Shakoufyan Initiative hosted its first activity – a festival – in the city of Heet. These festivities are the first of its kind in almost a year after the liberation of the city from Daesh. Security forces and representatives from...
In the streets of Mosul: a run for peace , organized by "Sports Against Violence"

In the streets of Mosul: a run for peace , organized by “Sports Against Violence”

  The team of Sports Against Violence, together with Iraqi authorities, organized an intiative to run for peace in the streets in the Western part of Mosul on Friday 10th of February 2017. Below is the press statement that was released prior to the run: We run for peace We run for Mosul Whenever we...
The Youth of Heet City Raise the Slogan "Life Starts with One Step" to Reconstruct their City

The Youth of Heet City Raise the Slogan “Life Starts with One Step” to Reconstruct their City

With the starting of liberation process of Heet from Daesh, earlier last April and after achieving many successful meetings between groups of youth from heet in places of their displacement, and for their desire to work in order to bring life back to their city, the youth of the city launched their youth initiative “Shaqofiyan”...
Iraq: Daesh Attacking Civilians in Mosul Retreat

Iraq: Daesh Attacking Civilians in Mosul Retreat

Human Rights Watch (Erbil) – Fighters with the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) have indiscriminately attacked civilian areas in eastern Mosul with mortar rounds and explosives, and deliberately shot at fleeing residents, Human Rights Watch said today. Iraqi and coalition forces have also killed and wounded civilians by striking or deploying from homes. Fleeing...
Once Daesh is Defeated, Iraq Will Have to Mend a Divided Society

Once Daesh is Defeated, Iraq Will Have to Mend a Divided Society

Diwan / Maha Yahya As the campaign to retake Mosul continues, Iraqis are celebrating it as an embodiment of national unity. The offensive has brought together the Iraqi Army, the Kurdish Peshmerga, and paramilitary groups, including the Popular Mobilization Forces (Al-Hashd al-Shaabi), or PMF, as well as Sunni tribal fighters. Early on this heightened expectations...
Nineveh’s Youth Conference

Nineveh’s Youth Conference

We are all Citizens Under the theme “Activating the role of the young people in the process of Peace Building and Social Cohesion after ISIS in Nineveh Governorate” Peace and Freedom org. and PAX org. within “we are all citizens” program, in cooperation with the Nineveh Provincial Council, the Youth Advisory Committee and a number...
Iraq: KRG Restrictions Harm Yezidi Recovery

Iraq: KRG Restrictions Harm Yezidi Recovery

Human Rights Watch (Beirut) – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq has placed disproportionate restrictions on the movement of goods into and out of the district of Sinjar, the center for Iraq’s Yezidi religious minority. KRG officials say that the KRG is concerned about the activities of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), an armed...
Two Iraqi Journalists Killed in Past Few Days

Two Iraqi Journalists Killed in Past Few Days

Reporters Without Borders Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the dangerous climate for media personnel in Iraq, and urges the authorities to do everything possible to protect them and to end the impunity for crimes of violence against them. Two journalists have been killed in Iraq this month, bringing the number of journalists killed this year...
Why Iraq Needs Immediate Action on Climate Change

Why Iraq Needs Immediate Action on Climate Change

Al-Monitor Adnan Abu Zeed / BAGHDAD — Iraq faces many threats to its environment, not the least of which are apathy, a lack of education and a need for cooperation from other countries. “Iraq is in dire need of environmental awareness. Environmental education is absent among the Iraqi people, whose dangerous behaviors are majorly affecting...
Erbil Helps Thousands of Injured IDPs and Treats Hundreds

Erbil Helps Thousands of Injured IDPs and Treats Hundreds

Shafaq News  On Thursday, the first of December, the Directorate of Health in Erbil City, the capital of Kurdistan Iraq, announced that its hospitals are full of injuries of the ongoing military operations to liberate Mosul. It claimed that the hospitals have no capacity nor space to receive more patients, and called for the KRG...
The opening of the National Curricula and Assessment Center in Erbil

The opening of the National Curricula and Assessment Center in Erbil

UNESCO Office for Iraq Erbil, 13 November 2016 – the new “National Curricula and Assessment Center” in Erbil was officially opened by H. Exc. Dr. Pshtiwan Sadiq Abdallah , Minister of Education of the Krdistan Regional Government, with the participation of UNESCO and UNICEF. The Center and its staff will play a leading role in...