What Happened Last Week in Kurdistan

Source: What Happened Last Week in Kurdistan/ Author: Jil Shwani / Date: March 2020 SEED Foundation Communications Program Manager Lara Fatah explains in this podcast with Jil Shwani (@whlw_kurdistan) how SEED implements its mission to protect, empower, and support the recovery of survivors of violence and others at risk in Kurdistan. She details how [...]

What Happened Last Week in Kurdistan2020-03-24T08:46:29+00:00

HERStory Exhibit: Shame Dies When Stories are Told

SEED Foundation proudly co-sponsored the launch of an exhibiton to bring focus to femicide and gender-based violence against women in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq on February 10. The event “HERStory: RESPECT and Remember '' was an interactive and immersive experience remembering victims of GBV in 2019 and recognizing those providing support to survivors [...]

HERStory Exhibit: Shame Dies When Stories are Told2020-11-20T20:28:52+00:00

Furthering legal protections for women and families in Kurdistan

Kurdistan is one of the few places in the MENA region to have a law which criminalizes domestic violence. In 2011, the Kurdistan Parliament passed the ‘Combating Domestic Violence Law’. For the first time the law criminalized a broad range of violence in the home, physical, psychological, sexual, and social violence against women within the [...]

Furthering legal protections for women and families in Kurdistan2020-03-08T17:03:57+00:00

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….2020-09-16T13:36:46+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 Ninewa2020-11-22T13:13:10+00:00
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