SEED’s Launches a MHPSS Standard of Care Tailored for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

To promote improved services to some of the most vulnerable and violence-affected people in the world, SEED Foundation worked with a broad range of stakeholders to develop a Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Standard of Care Model, tailor made for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Delivering high quality services to meet the [...]

SEED’s Launches a MHPSS Standard of Care Tailored for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq2020-10-11T10:05:54+00:00

NLG Report: MHPSS gaps and recommendations Iraq and Syria Report

"In Iraq, the SEED Foundation has created parallel lines of management and technical supervision for frontline staff. Technical supervisors provide frontline staff support with the clinical and more technical aspects of the implementation of their activities – community based MHPSS, mental health and case management – and also conduct field visits to support front [...]

NLG Report: MHPSS gaps and recommendations Iraq and Syria Report2020-09-29T08:19:12+00:00

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Iraq: Challenges and Solutions

SEED’s mental health advisor, Anne Lepelaars, spoke to Julie Meier to help frame her research for the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, about the challenges to providing mental health and psychosocial support services in Iraq.  Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Iraq: Challenges and Solutions Julie Meier | July 27, 2020 | Georgetown Journal [...]

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Iraq: Challenges and Solutions2020-09-16T14:42:44+00:00

Human trafficking on the rise in Kurdistan Region

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 [...]

Human trafficking on the rise in Kurdistan Region2020-08-04T13:37:31+00:00

Legacy of Terror – The Plight of Yezidi Child Survivors of ISIS

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 [...]

Legacy of Terror – The Plight of Yezidi Child Survivors of ISIS2020-08-04T13:38:09+00:00

New Jersey woman takes on traffickers in Iraq’s Kurdistan region

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

New Jersey woman takes on traffickers in Iraq’s Kurdistan region2020-02-19T11:44:58+00:00

Series: Human Trafficking in Kurdistan

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 [...]

Series: Human Trafficking in Kurdistan2020-02-19T08:06:35+00:00

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. SEED [...]

Think Before You Act2020-02-13T09:16:20+00:00

Interview on Refugee Influx, Winter Donation Drive

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  

Interview on Refugee Influx, Winter Donation Drive2019-11-17T09:25:50+00:00

Risking Turkey’s ire, Iraqi Kurds back Syrian brethren

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 [...]

Risking Turkey’s ire, Iraqi Kurds back Syrian brethren2019-11-17T20:11:46+00:00
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