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The Need for a Comprehensive Political Strategy to Counter ISIS

The Need for a Comprehensive Political Strategy to Counter ISIS

Syria & Iraq Alert I: The need for a comprehensive political strategy to counter ISIS. A policy-brief published by the Dutch peace movement PAX, formerly known as IKV Pax Christi. September 22, 2014. The sudden and unforeseen expansion of ISIS in Iraq and Syria over the summer has led to a dramatic shift on the...
Iraq: Lawyer and Human Rights Defender Samira Saleh Al-Naimi Executed by ISIS in Mosul!

Iraq: Lawyer and Human Rights Defender Samira Saleh Al-Naimi Executed by ISIS in Mosul!

2014-09-23- Gulf Center For Human Rights With utmost sorrow and grief, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) received the news of the execution by the so called Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) of lawyer and human rights defender Samira Saleh Al-Naimi in the city of Mosul, Iraq. Reports confirmed that on the evening of...
Amnesty International Calls On New Iraqi Prime Minister to Uphold Rights!

Amnesty International Calls On New Iraqi Prime Minister to Uphold Rights!

19 September 2014 – Amnesty Amnesty International sent a letter to the new Iraqi Prime Minister, Dr Haider Al-Abadi, urging him to do his utmost to ensure human rights are protected in Iraq. The organization said it fully recognizes the immense challenges currently facing the Iraqi people and government, with most of the north-western areas of the...
Number of Iraqi Orphans, Widows Rising with Conflict!

Number of Iraqi Orphans, Widows Rising with Conflict!

Omar al-Jaffal - al-monitor Naima Ibrahim, 36, lost her husband during the government’s bombing of Fallujah in May. She had intended to flee the city with her husband and children after the city fell to militants belonging to the Islamic State (IS) and some tribal groups, but her husband died in the shelling while out buying...
Inside Mosul: Thousands of Students, Teachers Trapped Between Extremists And Education Ministry

Inside Mosul: Thousands of Students, Teachers Trapped Between Extremists And Education Ministry

niqash | Khales Joumah | Mosul  Inside the extremist-occupied city of Mosul, teachers have been told to report to work and teach an extremist-formulated curriculum – or face the consequences. Meanwhile the Ministry of Education in Baghdad, which still pays their salaries, says if they show up to work, they may be fired. Usually at...
Iraqi Women Network: Renewed Demands for Legitimate Rights of Women in New Government and Presidencies of Parliamentary Committees!

Iraqi Women Network: Renewed Demands for Legitimate Rights of Women in New Government and Presidencies of Parliamentary Committees!

Baghdad, 15 September, 2014 Iraqi Women Network, in its regular meeting held on 11/09/2014, renewed their claims to grant the legitimate rights of Iraqi women in decision-making positions, as the attendees expressed their resentment following the announcement of the new government which included only one woman a minister as and 22 male ministers and three...
ISIS Threatening to Execute Iraqi Journalists!

ISIS Threatening to Execute Iraqi Journalists!

Source: Reporters Without Borders  Reporters Without Borders expresses grave concern over the fate of Raad Mohamed Al-Azaoui, an Iraqi journalist taken prisoner by ISIS on 7 September and threatened with beheading. The Islamic State offensive in Iraq that began last June, shows journalists more unprotected than ever in the face of mounting danger. “The Islamic...
Female Parliamentarians argue for active participation of women in the new government!

Female Parliamentarians argue for active participation of women in the new government!

Qurtas News / Baghdad A group of female parliamentarians argued on Thursday, the political blocs’ leaders to grant women the electoral maturity and their representation in all positions and committees for the next stage in accordance with the Iraqi Constitution. The MP Rehab Alabboudh, said at a press conference held in the parliament building, with...
Assessing Iraq’s New Government: looking for concrete solutions and realistic alternatives to the sectarian regime

Assessing Iraq’s New Government: looking for concrete solutions and realistic alternatives to the sectarian regime

ICSSI: Ismaeel Dawood September 10th 2014   Given the recent positive security and political developments, Iraqi’s are at last feeling some hope. For the first time since the crisis in Mosul in June 2014 (at which point Daaesh controlled about one third of the Iraqi territory) the Iraqi army, together with Peshmerga and tribal fighters,...
Ministries without Quotas: A campaign that calls for the end a divisive and corrupt system!

Ministries without Quotas: A campaign that calls for the end a divisive and corrupt system!

Campaign activists vow to continue campaigning and will not stop at only four ministries! Baghdad – September  2014 The Ministries Without Quotas campaign held a conference on Saturday at the Hall of “Culture For All” Association, to discuss the performance of the Ministries of Education, Higher Education, Culture, and Youth and Sports under the current...
Hatred Pyramid and the Ways to Achieve Social Tolerance

Hatred Pyramid and the Ways to Achieve Social Tolerance

Tammuz Organization for Civil Development held a seminar, with the framework of the Iraqi Social Forum activities to preserve the civil peace, under the title “Hatred Pyramid and the Ways to Achieve Social Tolerance” at the TOSD headquarter in Baghdad on Sat. 23-08-2014. The symposium witnessed a broad participation of official personalities representing the Minister...
Protection of Civilians in the Non International Armed Conflict in Iraq

Protection of Civilians in the Non International Armed Conflict in Iraq

Report by : United Nations Assistance Mission For Iraq (UNAMI) – Human Rights Office 5 June – 5 July 2014 Summary The non-international armed conflict that commenced in Iraq in Anbar governorate in January 2014 and has since spread to other areas of the country since the beginning of June has inflicted untold hardship and...