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Getting through COVID-19 Together #CopingWithCOVID19
The COVID-19/Coronavirus global pandemic has exacerbated the vulnerabilities of those already at risk. Those already facing socio-economic challenges, the displaced, and those that suffer from abuse are even more desperate for support and services.
SEED is serving those in need, adapting our work, to keep our staff and our clients safe.
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Sexual Harassment: It’s No Joke
Sexual harassment of women and girls in Kurdistan is widespread – on the street, online, in taxis, in schools, and in the workplace. It makes us fearful and keeps us from fully participating in school, work, community, and public life. This harms all of us.
Think Before You Act
In Iraq, many young women are subjected to harassment, exploitation, and abuse due to manipulation of their photos. It may seem innocent, but it's not a joke and can have dire consequences for the victim. And sharing this edited photo on social media is not only wrong, but in Kurdistan it's also illegal.
We need to act! #StopAbuse #StopGBV #دەستدرێژی_بوەستێنه
Work for a prosperous Kurdistan with equal opportunity and protection of rights for all
Shame belongs to Perpetrators not Survivors
Sherri Kraham Talabany, Tanya Gilly Khailany, and Elisabeth Rosenstock-Siller - on Babylon FM
Action Against Sexual Exploitation in Kurdistan
Call DCVAW on 119
Read SEED’s new comprehensive assessment on human trafficking and what can be done to combat modern day slavery.
Human Trafficking in Kurdistan
It has been well documented that COVID-19 measures of social isolation and movement restrictions can impact and exacerbate pre-existing symptoms, especially for those with mental health needs or at risk of gender based violence (GBV). [...]
As COVID19 measures came into force in early March 2020, SEED Foundation staff provided much-needed gloves and masks and other supplies to police officers at Erbil’s Directorate of Human Trafficking Trafficking in Persons (TIP) police [...]
Jasmine*,26, like many migrant workers who become victims of trafficking, believed she was coming to Kurdistan via an employment agency to work and provide a better life for her family in Sierra Leone. Little did [...]
“There’s nothing to do after school, and we want more activities to do. Especially soccer,” explained a teenage boy. It was a cloudless Monday in chilly February with the sunshine filtering into a room accompanied [...]
Leila*, 23, a Yezidi woman originally from Shingal (Sinjar), currently lives with her family in Chamishko IDP Camp in Duhok governorate after they had to flee their home. When Leila was 12 years, her cousin, [...]
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