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Hear Us Now: Stop the Bombing!

The following statement on Turkish and Iranian cross-border bombings in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq has been drafted by Christian Peacemakers Team-Iraqi Kurdistan together with a coalition of victim families from various governorates, following a press conference in Soran on 2 September 2019. We the undersigned call for an immediate end to the Turkish and […]

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Much More Than a Border

Albukamal and Qaim lie on a Syrian-Iraqi boundary that has had regional implications for decades. KHEDER KHADDOUR Carnegie Middle East Center The Syrian city of Albukamal and the Iraqi city of Qaim along the Syrian-Iraqi border are separated by only a few hundred meters and have historically been linked by tribal and family ties. For […]

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For the First Time Since Liberation from Daesh, Ramadi Youth Organize a Chess Tournament

Alramadi – September 2019 The Peace Forum in Ramadi, in cooperation with the Directorate of Youth and Sports, and the Norwegian Refugee Council held a chess tournament from 25 – 29 August. It is the first of its kind to be held in Ramadi since its liberation from Daesh. The tournament was for formerly  displaced […]

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Victims of Turkish, Iranian Cross-Border Bombings Speak Out in Soran

NRT English, 2 September 2019 SULAIMANI — Victims of Turkish and Iranian cross-border bombings on villages in the Kurdistan Region gathered in Soran on Monday (September 2) to launch a campaign to bring attention to the issue and demand a halt to the airstrikes and shelling. During a press conference organized in partnership with violence-reduction […]

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Iraq poised for ambitious plan after Babylon listed by UNESCO

Adnan Abu Zeed  / ALMONITOR After 36 years of lobbying by Iraq, the ancient Mesopotamian city of Babylon was designated in July a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But this may mean even harder work for Baghdad and the local administration, which now have to implement a tough plan for the management and protection of the site that was […]

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Call: Global Action Day “Sing, Play, Paint — Take a Stand for Hasankeyf”

Call for Global Action Day “Sing, Play, Paint — Take a Stand for Hasankeyf” on 14 September 2019: Do not close Hasankeyf to the public! Stop the Ilisu Dam! Once more we say “It is not too late for Hasankeyf” and call on people to support actions to save the ancient village of Hasankeyf and […]

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Iraq: School Doors Barred to Many Children Affects Thousands Who Lived Under ISIS Rule

Belkis Wille / Human Rights Watch (Beirut) The Iraqi government is denying thousands of children whose parents have a perceived Islamic State (also known as ISIS) affiliation of their right to access education, Human Rights Watch said today. The children, who were born or lived in areas under the control of ISIS between 2014 and 2017, lack […]

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Local Forums Host Water Conservation Trainings

The Water Protectors Network in Iraq, an advocacy group working to monitor and preserve Iraq’s rivers and waterways, expanded its reach by creating a new group of young activists through a series of trainings offered in different cities throughout Iraq from 19-29 July. The trainings aimed at developing the capacity of new water protector teams […]

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The Dhi Qar Social Forum Discusses the Iraqi Labor Law

As part of an effort by the Dhi Qar Social Forum to raise awareness about the Iraqi Labor Law No. 37 of 2015, a special training session was held involving 16 activists. Together they aimed to understand better the details of the law and how it directly impacts the lives of workers and society in […]

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Najaf Social Forum Workshop on Film and Video Directing

On 29 July 2019, at the Hall of the Union of Writers in Najaf, Al-Najaf Social Forum held a training workshop on film and video as tools to use against violent extremism. More specifically, the workshop drew attention to the need for strong, visionary directors capable of leading a team in the creation of visual […]

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Environmental Theme at Al-Fallujah Council Workshop With The Environment And Water Masar

Al-Falluja Council for Social Cohesion held a workshop with the Environment and Water Masar (path) to discuss the most important problems facing Al-Anbar governorate in terms of pollution of the environment and rivers, with the active participation of the members of Al-Fallujah Council and the Environment and Water Masar on 28 July, 2019. The session […]

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Activists Attend a Successful Training on the Right to Work and Social Security

On 15 July 2019, a group of young activists from local forums working within the space of the Iraqi Social Forum and the Kurdistan Social Forum came together in Erbil for a training of trainers ToT, entitled “The Right to Work and Social Security.” It was organized by the ISF’s Economic and Social Rights masar (path). […]

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