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Women Human Rights Defender's Conditions in Iraq

Women Human Rights Defender’s Conditions in Iraq

  Baghdad On Sunday 10 December 2016, International Day of Human Rights Defenders, the Iraqi Women’s Journalist Forum and the Iraqi Women’s Network held a seminar in a cooperation with the Italian organization, Un Ponte Per, and the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative. The seminar was devoted to a discussion of the reality facing women...
Women Activists Meet in Baghdad to Discuss Daily Experience in Their Work as WHRDs

Women Activists Meet in Baghdad to Discuss Daily Experience in Their Work as WHRDs

Aysar Shihab- Baghdad 15 women activists and human rights defenders from different governorates of Iraq (Basra, Arbil, Dhi Qar, Salahuddin, Maysan, Muthanna, Dohuk and Kirkuk) gathered in Baghdad to participate in the fifth workshop of the Shahrazad project, which works to protect journalists and human rights defenders. The workshop was held at the Shahrazad Centre...
Four Injured During Baghdad Protest About Journalist’s Abduction

Four Injured During Baghdad Protest About Journalist’s Abduction

Latest update on this news: Journalist Afrah Shawqi was released in the 3rd of January 2017 – 9 days after her abduction. Reporters Without Borders Reporters Without Borders (RSF) roundly condemns the use of violence to disperse yesterday’s demonstration in Baghdad in support of kidnapped journalist Afrah Shawqi and reminds the authorities of the urgent...
The Reality of Women Human Rights Defenders in Iraq at the End Of 2016

The Reality of Women Human Rights Defenders in Iraq at the End Of 2016

    Nibras Al-Maamouri – Head of the Iraqi Women Journalists Forum (IWJF) Since 2003, Iraqi women have worked tirelessly to make their presence felt in the field of human rights in Iraq, but security issues and political corruption have impeded advancements of women human rights defenders, including journalists. The murder of Atwar Bahjat represents...
After Daeesh kidnap and oppression, Iraqi girls eager to get lives back

After Daeesh kidnap and oppression, Iraqi girls eager to get lives back

The first thing Iraqi teenager Afrah did when she escaped Daeesh captivity near Mosul was to remove her face veil and throw it defiantly to the ground. The ultra-hardline militants kidnapped and used Afrah, 16, her older sister Asil and 14 other family members and relatives as human shields when they withdrew from the Iraqi...
KRG: Men, Boys Fleeing Fighting Arbitrarily Detained

KRG: Men, Boys Fleeing Fighting Arbitrarily Detained

HRW(Beirut)  Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) security forces are arbitrarily detaining men and boys ages 15 and over who are fleeing Mosul and Hawija during the offensive against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) in a facility near the Debaga displaced persons camp. The men and boys fleeing from ISIS-held territory into the KRG are...
Civilians Must be  Protected in Mosul, Regardless of their Religion

Civilians Must be Protected in Mosul, Regardless of their Religion

On 18th October, Geneva Call in partnership with Un Ponte Per, Public Aid Organization and Norwegian People’s Aid, organized a conference in Dohuk on the protection of civilians during the military operations in Mosul. More than 130 representatives from civil society organizations participated in the conference, including the authorities of the Ninawa province, representatives from all religious and ethnic minorities...
Iraqi and International Expertise to Protect Women Human Rights Defenders Iraq

Iraqi and International Expertise to Protect Women Human Rights Defenders Iraq

      September 25-27, 2016 Aysar Shihab – Baghdad   The Shahrazad Centre for the Protection of Human rights Defenders and the Iraqi Journalists Forum hosted a workshop for Iraqi and Kurdish women activists from September 25-27 at their offices in Baghdad.   The workshop was attended by sixteen Iraqi women who came from Basra,...
Seventeen Activist Get Together in Baghdad to Discuss and  Improve  their Personal Protection During their Daily Work as Defenders of Human Rights

Seventeen Activist Get Together in Baghdad to Discuss and Improve their Personal Protection During their Daily Work as Defenders of Human Rights

Seventeen activist form (Basra, Arbil, Dhi Qar, Salahuddin, Maysan, Muthanna, Dohuk and Kirkuk)get together in Baghdad to discuss and  improving their personal protection during their daily work as defenders of human rights and also while using the internet during their work   Shahrazad service center dedicated to human rights defenders provided for those active women the...
A Lesson How To Live In Peace

A Lesson How To Live In Peace

        Afeef Mohammed – Iraq I’m from Iraq, working in the agricultural & irrigation field, got the opportunity of leaving my country for scholarship concerned with my field in Bari – Italy. Iraq is a well known wounded and continuously bleeding country due to political, religious differences; thousands of people dead and...
Women Human Rights Defenders Challenging Violence in Iraqi Kurdistan

Women Human Rights Defenders Challenging Violence in Iraqi Kurdistan

GCHR report says women human rights defenders challenging violence 2016-06-01 Women human rights defenders (WHRDs) in Iraqi Kurdistan face the same risks as other human rights defenders worldwide, but as women, they are also subject to gender-specific threats and violence, according to a new report by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR). The report,...
No Way To Get Funding: Iraqi Kurdistan’s Law on NGOs Must Change, NGOs Say

No Way To Get Funding: Iraqi Kurdistan’s Law on NGOs Must Change, NGOs Say

By Abdul-Khaleq Dosky – published by Niqash Non-governmental organisations in Iraqi Kurdistan are lobbying for a change in the regional law relating to their work. They say the decades-old law is preventing them from doing their job. 12.05.2016  |  Dohuk Iraqi schoolchildren with donated books and pens. (photo: Staff Sgt. Alex Licea) According to legal experts in the...