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Iraq Foundation

Alternate Title IF
Creator Iraq Foundation
Organization Type Non-governmental organizations
Organization Based In United States
Geographic Focus Iraq
Subjects Civil rights; Human rights (General); Human rights advocacy
Summary "The Iraq Foundation is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization. The Foundation was established by Iraqis in 1991 as an independent, non-partisan, non-sectarian and non-ethnic organization. Our mission is to promote democracy, human rights and civil society in Iraq. From 1991-2003, IF worked with the Iraqi expatriate community and the Iraqi Kurdish population in northern Iraq. Our projects included publications, seminars and workshops, research and documentation, civil society strengthening and human rights advocacy. In June 2003, the Foundation opened its offices in Baghdad, Iraq and has transferred most of its activities and projects to Iraq. To facilitate our work, IF opened an additional office in the Southern governorate of Basra in 2005. We work largely with Iraqi NGOs and cooperate with relevant government institutions. To achieve our goals, we utilize a variety of tools such as training workshops, conferences, publications, and radio and TV programs. We aim to be inclusive of all regions in Iraq.".
Languages English; Arabic