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. Through our #STOPabuse campaign, SEED is working to raise [...]

Sexual Harassment: It’s No Joke2020-02-23T06:53:24+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

Children Born of War. Iraq is not alone….

Children Born of War Iraq is not alone…. Conflict has a devastating effect on civilians, including increasing the vulnerability of women and girls to sexual violence. Iraq, like countries the world over, struggles with the consequences of protracted armed conflict, and fails to adequately respond to the needs of survivors.  Rape and other forms [...]

Children Born of War. Iraq is not alone….2020-02-13T09:49:11+00:00

“I trusted him”

SEED is working to raise awareness of sexual exploitation, harassment, and abuse to better protect girls and women by reducing their vulnerabilities, increasing their knowledge of how to protect themselves, or access to protective services when they are not, and to strengthen family support and build healthier relationships. Sexual exploitation, harassment, and [...]

“I trusted him”2019-12-03T15:08:59+00:00

Yezidi humanitarian’s work earns him $1 million Aurora Prize

SEED Foundation warmly congratulates Dr. Mirza Dinnayi, a Yezidi humanitarian and native of Sinjar, for receiving the 2019 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity at a ceremony in Yerevan, Armenia. Dr. Dinnayi has been recognized for his life-saving work in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region spanning over a decade, including his humanitarian response and advocacy on [...]

Yezidi humanitarian’s work earns him $1 million Aurora Prize2019-11-17T14:34:11+00:00

Winter Donation Drive Kicks off for 2019

SEED Foundation has started its Winter Donation Drive for 2019 to benefit internally-displaced persons (IDPs), refugees — including the most recent to arrive in the Kurdistan Region from northeastern Syria — as well as those in need as temperatures plummet toward freezing through the winter months. We are grateful for the support of three local [...]

Winter Donation Drive Kicks off for 20192019-11-14T08:31:33+00:00

Improving the Services for Religious Minority Communities Across Ninewa

SEED’s Center for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support MHPSS at Koya University, was commissioned to deliver a six-month training program on Psychosocial Support for 12 staff members by the Serving and Learning Together (SALT) Foundation an NGO that supports the Iraqi Christian Churches and the Christian Communities. Their main services are income-generating projects, support of [...]

Improving the Services for Religious Minority Communities Across Ninewa2019-10-31T13:54:26+00:00

SEED’s Report on Trafficking in Persons in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

SEED, with the help of the United States Government, the KRG, and NGOS, has been working to combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP) in Kurdistan since 2016. TIP is a form of modern-day slavery where people are exploited for the profit of others. The global slavery index for 2018 estimates that there are over 40 million [...]

SEED’s Report on Trafficking in Persons in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq2019-06-30T08:52:18+00:00

“Once you find the rhythm, you can dance to it; you can sing to it,” Jerry Joseph

On March 26th, SEED Foundation in collaboration with its partners Jerry Joseph and Nomad Music hosted the first day of guitar lessons for the youth living in Dohuk.  Jerry Joseph is an American musician and songwriter, he has played his music around the globe in places such as Ireland, England, and France. Joseph and Nomad [...]

“Once you find the rhythm, you can dance to it; you can sing to it,” Jerry Joseph2019-04-03T09:21:34+00:00

Launch of MHPSS Glossary

At SEED, while we strive to meet the urgent needs of the most vulnerable today, we believe it’s critical to invest in helping to transition to a more sustainable approach to mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS). Much of our efforts are through our Center for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) at [...]

Launch of MHPSS Glossary2019-02-05T09:22:46+00:00