A Mother is a School: The Influence of Women in Preventing Violent Extremism

Ensuring women are properly equipped with knowledge to counter and prevent extremist ideology can contribute to promoting peaceful coexistence within communities now, as well as for future generations. From 11-12 October, UNDP and ICAN held a two-day workshop on gender responsive approaches to transforming extremisms in Erbil, Iraq.

Who is Protecting the Peacemakers?

““The situation is dire; we all expect the worst.”
Fatima Al-Bahadly, Basra’s Long Time Peace Activist in Danger after Protesting Against Corruption

On International Women Day, Iraqi Women are in mourning

The Council of Ministries to Parliament in Iraqi recently passed a draft law on Jaafari Personal Status that has been widely rejected by women’s organizations and other CSOs because it is sectarian and humiliates women’s and children’s rights. In...

ICAN Partner Hanaa Edwar (Iraq) wins Arab Woman of the Year Award

ICAN partner Hanaa Edwar was recently named a Takreem Laureate on November 14, 2013 during a ceremony in Paris, France. She won the Arab Woman of the Year Award. “Takreem was created to portray an alternative image of Arabs – one that speaks of hard work,...