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The National Union of Journalists Calls for the End of Impunity and Arbitrary Dismissals

Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative – ICSSI 11 July 2019 The National Union of Journalists, an independent Iraqi trade union founded in 2013, issued its 2019 semi-annual report which recorded the most serious violations against journalists and media workers in Iraq. The monitoring unit of the union, composed of 20 union members, recorded 40 violations […]

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Iraq: Water Crisis in Basra Decades of Mismanagement, Pollution, Corruption Print

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH (Baghdad) – Iraqi authorities have failed to ensure for almost 30 years that Basra residents have sufficient safe drinking water, resulting in on-going health concerns, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The situation culminated in an acute water crisis that sent at least 118,000 people to hospital in 2018 and led […]

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Iraq Seeks To Issue Identification Papers For Daesh Children

Al-MONITOR By: Mustafa Saadoun July 9, 2019 More than two years have passed since Iraq was liberated from the Islamic State (Daesh). The Iraqi government is now working to issue identification documents for children born under Daesh rule.  The Telegraph reported June 22 that nearly 45,000 children in Iraq do not have identification documents due to being born in […]

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Will It Be Another Summer of Discontent in Iraq?

WPR By: Renad Mansour Thursday, July 18, 2019 Over the past few summers, as scorching heat meets a growing dissatisfaction with their government’s inability to provide basic services and employment, Iraqis have taken to the streets to protest. These demonstrations have occurred primarily in southern Iraq and in Baghdad, where violence has been relatively contained for […]

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Using Art Tools To Build Peace And Face Violence

The Arts of peace Team organized a workshop within the nonviolence Massar (path) entitled “Mechanisms for using technical tools as a social tool for building peace and combating violence and violent extremism” in the space of the Iraqi Social Forum, with the participation of 26 trainees. Participants were introduced to the techniques of using art […]

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Najaf Forum Campaign To Confront The Rhetoric Of Extremism

In cooperation with the Najaf Social Forum and the campaign launched by the Forum “Countering the Speeches of Extremism” at the beginning of last June, the People’s Committee for the Protection of Antiquities and Heritage in Iraq held a dialogue session entitled German Institute of Archeology in Iraq, Archaeological cooperation in Najaf and other places. […]

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Can Iraq get its water wheels on UNESCO World Heritage List?

ِAL-MONITOR BY: Adnan Abu Zeed  Iraq has been working for the last three months to rehabilitate its historical norias in Hit, a city located in western Iraq on the banks of the upper Euphrates River. The Iraqi government aims to inscribe these water wheels, which played an important role in the irrigation of the land for centuries, on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. […]

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Artists persevere in Iraq despite death threats

ِAL-MONITOR BY :Adnan Abu Zeed A recent open-air fashion show in Basra raised the ire of some clerics and Islamist groups. Afterward, residents felt the wrath of one cleric in particular who blamed them for not stopping the show and called their lack of action shameful. He also criticized the state for protecting “this debauchery.” The administrative committee of the Artists’ Union in […]

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Big Jump for Hasankeyf and Tigris River in 15 Countries

Statement by Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf and Mesopotamia Ecology Movement, 14 July 2019 Successful “Big Jump” actions for Hasankeyf and Tigris River! Resistance continues against Ilisu Dam! Following a call by the Initiative to Keep Alive (HYG) and the Mesopotamia Ecology Movement (MEM) for the “Big Jump” ecology activists in Hasankeyf, Turkey and the world […]

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Harassment is a Key Issue for the Baghdad Council For Social Cohesion

On 23 June 2019 at the Baghdad Hotel Hall, the Baghdad Council for Social Cohesion held a dialogue session on the phenomenon of harassment and the urgent need to develop effective means of confronting it, from both a social and an economic perspective. Recognizing the profound impact harassment has on women’s lives led 21 people […]

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Falluja Social Cohesion Council implements A Successful Session on Workers’ Challenges

The Falluja Social Cohesion Council held a workshop with the Economic and Social Rights masar (path) within the Iraqi Social Forum to discuss the challenges facing municipal and education workers on 22 June 2019. The meeting began by introducing the path of Economic and Social Rights and reviewing the most important activities that it has […]

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Iraqi PM Issues Decree Curbing Powers of Iran-Allied Militias

Prepared by Hassan Ammar – Edit Lilian Wajdi Reuters BAGHDAD, 1 July 2019 (Reuters) – On Monday, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi issued a decree heavily curbing the powers of majority Iran-backed Shi’ite militia groups, forcing them to integrate further into the country’s formal armed forces. This decree came two weeks after the first […]

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