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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
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Read SEED’s new comprehensive assessment on human trafficking and what can be done to combat modern day slavery.
Human Trafficking in Kurdistan
Stress Workshop at University Underscores Need for Support for Youth January 13, 2020 SEED Foundation visited students at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) to discuss the importance of stress management, especially during exam periods. [...]
Working in the Middle East, and in Iraq in particular, creates high risks of workplace hazards and stress. While these challenges are present while working in Kurdistan, having a staff well-being program can help to [...]
SEED Foundation has been providing comprehensive mental health and psychosocial support services since 2015 to those affected by violence and conflict. Many of our cases require more specialized mental health support, as they struggle [...]
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, [...]
A mother brought her son Ary*, three years old, to SEED’s facilities in a local public health clinic in Erbil, seeking help for her son’s aggressive behavior and describing it as abnormal for his age; [...]
As a Yezidi community activist, Faisal* was constantly exposed to stories including the genocide, rape, killing, and torture of his people comitted by ISIS leaving Faisal experiencing symptoms of emotional trauma. However, with psychological support [...]
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Source: Al-Monitor / Author: Amberin Zaman / Date: February 12, 2020 Many credit SEED’s co-founder Sherri Kraham Talabani for badgering Iraqi Kurdish authorities into establishing the department for combating trafficking in persons in 2018, [...]