Source: Rudaw English / Author: Dlnia Rahman / Date: July 31, 2020 ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Samira Saeed, 30, is one of dozens of workers who came to the Kurdistan Region for work, but instead fell victim to human trafficking. Shortly after getting married in her home country of Ghana, she came to Erbil [...]
Source: Amnesty International / Date: July 2020 Amnesty International has released a report on the plight of child survivors of ISIS in Iraq, which documents the psychological, physical, and other forms of trauma that the children are suffering from even today, as well as the work of SEED Foundation and other organizations working to help [...]
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, and which became operational in June 2019. Full Article
Source: Rudaw English / Author: Hannah Lynch / Date: December 11, 2019 Developing policing procedures and training frontline workers has been a priority of the government and international organizations helping the Kurdistan Region and Iraq establish strategies to combat human trafficking. Journalist Hannah Lynch wrote a four-part series about forms of human trafficking in [...]
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. SEED [...]
Check out SEED President Sherri Kraham Talabany describing SEED’s response in the Kurdistan Region to the influx of over 15,000 refugees from Rojava. She also touched on SEED's next campaign: Preventing Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment. Our Senior Program Officer, Shano Ibrahim, also highlighted the launch of SEED's Winter Donation Drive. Interview: Audio only
Source: Al-Monitor/ Author: Amberin Zaman / Date: November 4, 2019 An oft-cited reason for why the Kurds do not have their own state is the unremitting disunity among themselves. But Turkey’s Oct. 9 assault against a US-backed Kurdish militia in northeastern Syria has prompted an unprecedented display of pan-Kurdish solidarity. The Iraqi Kurds are at the [...]
Source: Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) /Authors: Jamille Bigio and Rachel Vogelste/ Date: October 2019 / This report was written as part of the CFR's Women and Foreign Policy Program. Human trafficking is a gross violation of human rights that affects populations across regional, ethnic, and religious lines. It encompasses a range of illicit [...]
They Were Children When They Were Kidnapped By ISIS and Forced to Fight. What Happens Now That They’re Home?
Source: Time Magazine / Author: Kimberly Dozier / Date: May 23, 2019 This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center. Raised in northern Iraq’s small Yezidi religious minority, S. was 9 years old when the so-called Islamic State killed his father and brother, kidnapped him and turned him into a child soldier. He [...]
Watch an interview on SEED's new report Human Trafficking in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq with president, Sherri Kraham Talabany on Babylon FM's Breakfast Club.