Better Together: Achieving Gender Equality By Engaging Men & Boys By SEED Foundation and Promundo-US Globally, there is growing attention to the role men must play in achieving gender equality. In the past two decades, the question has shifted from whether men should be part of gender equality, to how men must step up as [...]
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Red Hand Day 2022: National Response Required to Support Reintegration & Recovery of Former Child SoldiersSEED Kurdistan2022-02-28T06:39:57+00:00
Red Hand Day 2022: National Response Required to Support Reintegration & Recovery of Former Child Soldiers On the occasion of Red Hand Day, SEED Foundation calls for urgent action to address the ongoing recruitment of child soldiers in Iraq and provide institutionalized support to affected children. Yezidi and other children exploited as child soldiers [...]
Can We Build a Brighter Future for Children Exploited by War? The forced recruitment and exploitation of children during conflict is not a new phenomenon, but it is a gravely concerning one. Between 2005 and 2020, an estimated 93,000 children were recruited and used as soldiers around the world1 - although this number [...]
Webinar: Promoting Healthy Masculinities in Kurdistan A panel of experts from SEED Foundation, Promundo-US, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s High Council for Women and Development, Oxfam, and The American University of Iraq in Sulaimani’s Center for Gender and Development, explore the role of healthy masculinities in reducing gender-based violence, promoting gender equality, and increasing protection [...]
SEED President Highlights Alarming Consequences of Gender Inequality in Kurdistan In 2021, Iraq ranked 166 out of 170 countries for gender equality - with the rate of Intimate Partner Violence at 45%. We must act now to prevent gender-based violence and protect survivors. Listen back to SEED Foundation's President, Sherri Kraham Talabany on Babylon FM [...]
48 Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Representatives Better Equipped to Respond and Support Survivors of Human TraffickingSEED Kurdistan2022-01-24T13:44:10+00:00
48 Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Representatives Better Equipped to Respond and Support Survivors of Human Trafficking Erbil, Iraq - January 24, 2022: Forty-eight representatives from the KRG’s Directorate of Combating Organized Crimes, the Erbil Residency Directorate, and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs have graduated from SEED Foundation’s training program, Best Practices in Screening, [...]
SEED Foundation and The University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) Solidify Commitment to Support Improved Mental Health Services in the Kurdistan Region of IraqSEED Kurdistan2022-01-18T08:16:33+00:00
SEED Foundation and The University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) Solidify Commitment to Support Improved Mental Health Services in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Erbil, Iraq - January 17, 2022: SEED Foundation President and Executive Director, Sherri Kraham Talabany and UKH President, Bill Rammell have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve the awareness and [...]
Hopeful Hands, SEED Collaborate To Empower Survivors of Trafficking with Sewing SEED is so grateful to collaborate with Hopeful Hands to train women at SEED’s STEPS Center, our shelter for trafficking survivors, in sewing. Our clients used these skills to produce handicrafts for sale and can use these skills in their future. Hopeful Hands trained SEED’s [...]
SEED Psychologists Trained in EMDR Mental health issues continue to rise in Iraq, and particularly in Kurdistan, due to the high numbers of individuals who have experienced various forms of trauma such as protracted displacement and exposure to violence. Specialized services are lacking, but are critical to address the mental health needs of the [...]
SEED Foundation and Kurdistan Regional Government – Ministry of Interior signed an MoU to Combat Human Trafficking in the Iraqi Kurdistan RegionSEED Kurdistan2022-01-23T09:02:32+00:00
SEED Foundation and Kurdistan Regional Government - Ministry of Interior signed an MoU to Combat Human Trafficking in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Globally around 40 million people are trafficked every year1. Iraq, including the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR) has a long history of insecurity and conflict and remains at risk of being used as a [...]