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Baghdad Council for Social Cohesion holds Inaugural Workshop with Environment and Water Masar

Baghdad Council for Social Cohesion holds Inaugural Workshop with Environment and Water Masar

On 12 January 2019, the Baghdad Council for Social Cohesion held its first workshop with the Environment and Water masar (path) of the Iraqi Social Forum. The workshop focused on water and environmental pollution challenges. In attendance were 15 trainees from the Baghdad Council as well as representatives of the Environment and Water masar and...
2nd Annual Diwaniyah Peace and Environment Festival

2nd Annual Diwaniyah Peace and Environment Festival

Arabic | عربي On 14 February, under the name “Diwaniyah Festival for Love and Peace,” the Diwaniyah Environment and Peace Forum held its second annual festival to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the people of Diwaniyah. The festival was held in the gardens of Al Hurriya Family Park, where the festival included artistic and musical events,...
Tikrit Social Forum Holds Symposium on Preserving Cultural Heritage

Tikrit Social Forum Holds Symposium on Preserving Cultural Heritage

عربي | Arabic The Tikrit Social Forum held a symposium in support of cultural heritage. The symposium entitled “The Cultural Heritage of Tikrit City, its Geographical Surroundings and How to Support the Economy and the Environment,” was held on 11 December 2018 at the Palace of Culture and Arts in Tikrit. In attendance were distinguished...
Baghdad Council for Social Cohesion Implements First Training on Communication Skills

Baghdad Council for Social Cohesion Implements First Training on Communication Skills

Arabic | عربي The Baghdad Council for Social Cohesion implemented its first training on communication skills, under the framework of the Iraqi Social Forum (ISF). The training was led by Asif Mohammed and was held over two days, 7-8 December 2018, at ISF headquarters. The training aims to increase the skills of Council members around...
Najaf Social Forum Holds 4 Events on Youth and Peacemaking

Najaf Social Forum Holds 4 Events on Youth and Peacemaking

Arabic | عربي 17 November 2018 In just one week, the Najaf Social Forum organized 4 different and exciting events. The first took place on 26 September and built upon a ceremony commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed. People gathered together under the Bridge of the Revolution of 1920...
A New Campaign Protects the Euphrates from Pollution

A New Campaign Protects the Euphrates from Pollution

Arabic | عربي World Cleanup Day, 15 September, saw the launch of a new campaign by volunteers of the Peace Forum in Ramadi. They plan to defend Euphrates River against pollution, and they have joined up with the Ramadi Police Directorate, Ramadi Municipality and Anbar Environment Directorate, all of whom have shown spectacular support for...
Councils for Social Cohesion Launched in 4 Governorates

Councils for Social Cohesion Launched in 4 Governorates

The Iraqi and Kurdistan Social Forums have launched a new initiative to promote social cohesion in 4 governorates. “Councils for Social Cohesion” have been established in Sulaymaniyah, Baghdad, Amara and Ramadi, coordinated by civil society organizations belonging to the working groups (masar) of the social forums. Within these councils community leaders, local authorities and civil...
Youth in Babil Address Pollution of the Local Euphrates River Tributary

Youth in Babil Address Pollution of the Local Euphrates River Tributary

The Alyahodia River is a large tributary of the Euphrates, named after the city of Al-Hindiya, and known also as the Babylon Channel. In the past, its banks housed an intersection of cultures and religions which formed a thriving and integrated community. The original name of the river, Judaism River, dates back to 550 BC when...
“I Love Dhi Qar” Forum Holds a Training Workshop on Human Development

“I Love Dhi Qar” Forum Holds a Training Workshop on Human Development

On the weekend of 3-4 August, “I Love Dhi Qar” Forum held a training workshop on developing the capabilities and abilities of its youth volunteers. Training consisted of four hours each day over the two days, and was held in the hall of Mashhovna Center in Nasiriyah. During the course of this training, several topics...
Water, Culture, Arts, Sport, and Social Cohesion. This is How Youth of Qamishlo Seek to Activate their Role in the City!

Water, Culture, Arts, Sport, and Social Cohesion. This is How Youth of Qamishlo Seek to Activate their Role in the City!

Arabic | عربي     We Love Qamishlo Initiative, July – 2018   Qamishli, or Qamishlo, a city in the north-east of Syria, is often referred to as the city of love by its children, young people and elders. The city is characterized by a unique community mosaic and a wide variety of religious and ethnic...
Local Forums Across Iraq Reveal a Strong and Growing Youth Movement

Local Forums Across Iraq Reveal a Strong and Growing Youth Movement

Over the past year, the Iraqi Social Forum has become a model for smaller local forums springing up throughout the country. These local forums galvanize and train young activists to work inclusively and nonviolently to create a better Iraq, one based on the values of peace and social cohesion.These values, which became dormant under the...