Addressing the Root Causes of Extremism through Political and Social Reform
Addressing the Root Causes of Extremism through Political and Social Reform: Proposals of Iraqi Civil Society
The aim of this initiative is to give voice and recognition to that part of Iraqi civil society that strongly opposes both ISIS and the sectarian government in Baghdad. The concerned associations have worked for years with nonviolent methods to build a united, democratic Iraq based on the rule of law.
Over the years they have launched numerous campaigns for national reconciliation, workers' rights, press freedom and initiatives against gender-based violence. Today, many of them are actively engaged in the activities of assistance and solidarity with refugees and minorities attacked by ISIS.
Introduction by Mr Ismaeel Dawood, policy officer for Un ponte per… and representative of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) with other members of trade unions, civil society and women's organizations
Mrs Ilham AL-JASIM, of the General Federation of Workers and Unions from Basra
Mrs Nadia AL-BAGHDADI, of the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign
Mrs Yanar Mohammed, of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq
Mr Husam JEJO, of the Yazidi Solidarity and Fraternity League from Mosul
Mr Florent Schaeffer, representative from the NGO Un ponte per…..
Questions and answers from the public
With MEPs Barbara Spinelli, Helmut Scholz, Sofia Sakorafa
(Arabic, English and Greek interpretation provided)
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