Opening the Square: Protecting the Right to Peaceful Assembly in Iraq
-Develop a reference guide, monitoring protocol, and reporting template for the monitoring reports
-Establish and support up to 50 two-person monitoring teams.
- The monitoring teams will submit periodic monitoring reports to ICNL and KOHRW will review the monitoring reports and will compile a short email update on the right to peaceful assembly in Iraq
- KOHRW will compile an in-depth consolidated quarterly report on the right to peaceful assembly in Iraq
- KOHRW will post the vetted reports on an interactive and user-friendly page on its website.
- Identify priorities for reform at the national and provincial levels
- KOHRW and ICNL will support local coalitions of activists seeking to improve national and provincial laws and policies restricting the right to peaceful assembly
- Establish a small grant fund to advance reform of laws and regulations at the national and provincial levels
Direct:100 lawyers, journalist and activists.
Indirect: 150, 000
Youth Innovation and Creativity Award (Khotwa/ PACE), NINEWAH and
Kirkuk Governorates to appraise outcome indicators
-Launch media campaign
-Screening 500 applications
-Select 100 applications
-Train 100 youth on how to start your business
-Open incubator space
-Grant 20 top business ideas
Direct: 100 youth
Indirect 500 youth
Returns& Recovery of IDPs in Anbar
-Rehabilitate 86 HH in Qaim
Indirect: 450 youth
Basra, Diyala& Erbil
Strengthening Media for Democratization in KRI
Train journalist on
- Right to information.
- Reporting and networking.
-Train ICHR staff in access to information.
Direct: 1700 journalists
judicial actors and law enforcement authorities
Erbil, Duhok, Sulaymaniyah and Halabja
Empowering Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to promote Social Cohesion in Kirkuk, Diyala, Anbar, Salaheldin and Niewna-Phase II
- CBOs’ capacity and peace skills enhanced through training and
development activities to better serve their communities.
- CBOs’ are provided with grants to implement community initiatives
that have been prioritized by their communities.
Direct: 10,180 beneficiaries (women, youth and men)
Kirkuk, Diyala, Anbar, Salaheddin and Niewna
Donor: UNDP - German cooperation
Provision of PSS, CoVID instructions and facemasks to vulnerable
host community students
-Provide 10,000 facemasks
-Provide PSS and positive psychology to students in five schools
2500 students in primary and secondary schools
Beneficiaries Selection, Capacity Building and Baseline Assessment Ninawa, Kirkuk, Salah al-Din, Diyala and Anbar
-Develop a conflict-sensitive community outreach and beneficiary selection plan for each specified location that include clear eligibility and selection criteria, beneficiary’s selection methodology, scoring approach, tools for beneficiaries’ outreach and registration with clear segregation by gender and age group
-Develop, distribute, and collect application, which should be developed per each immediate livelihood intervention (i.e. cash for work) in close consultations with UNDP Livelihoods Team.
-Apply eligibility and selection criteria and a clear evaluation and scoring system to short list the applicants in order to ensure selecting the most vulnerable, poor, and eligible beneficiaries of IDPs, returnees, and community members, with special focus on youth and women
-KOHRW will develop and conduct a 5-day tailored training for all the selected beneficiaries under the immediate livelihoods interventions.
-KOHRW will Roll out the life skills training, jobs orientation and awareness raising session over a 5- day period. During the training period each participant will get an amount of $20USD per each training day as a stipend to cover transportation and food cost, except for the women headed household that will receive the stipend part of the cash grant that will be released through a contractor recruited by UNDP.
-KOHRW will design and implement appropriate instruments(s) (e.g. questionnaires and surveys) to collect the necessary data, such as demographic and socio-economic data about beneficiary, household conditions (income, 5 source of income, coping strategies) among other data points for the baseline assessment and socio-economic profiling, in close consultations with UNDP livelihoods team.
-KOHRW will analyze the data collected and produce a baseline assessment and socio-economic profiling report.
Establishment and Empowerment of Youth and Women Groups
-Launch call for application to establish the three groups (1 youth group, 2 women groups) in the targeted locations
-Review current youth and women groups structure and members in the targeted location
- Hold monthly meeting for the group members to discuss issues related to developing their work, coordinating their activities, and reaching out to other peace mechanisms in their areas.
- Support the youth and women groups to develop group’s internal policies and processes and work plan for 2021.
-develop a restructuring mechanism whenever needed to ensure effective selection and wide representation of new group members.
-Provide a two 5-day training in initiative development (design and implementation), leadership, teamwork, small grant management, conflict analysis, gender and countering violent extremism
-Develop a methodology on how creative peace initiatives can be developed and implemented and provide examples of initiatives that were useful in the past in the local context.
-Support youth and women groups to design and implement 50 Community based initiatives on issues that include (Strengthening community resilience, peace and coexistence in the liberated areas.
Provide cash grant (2500-3000) to youth and women groups to implement the 50 community initiatives.
- Monitor and report on implementation of 50 Community based initiatives by youth and women groups.
- Design a methodology for establishment of one network consisting of youth group, women group, and LPCs in each governorate, and one network in the five governorates.
- Hold a quarterly meeting for the network to discuss ways of coordination.
- Organize two conferences at the national level at the beginning of the establishment of the network and at the end of the project.
- Organize a minimum of one meeting on sub-national level with local authorities and community leaders to showcase the achievements of network.
Ninawa, Kirkuk, Salah al-Din, Diyala and Anbar
Donor: UNDP- German cooperation
Durable solution for IDPs and Refugees
-Advocacy for civil documentations and child labors
-Advocacy sessions with the MoLsa, DoLsa and Judicial Council on Civil Documentations and Child Labir
-Develop Child Labor Policy
Erbil, Sulymaniah, Duhok
Donor: Oxfam -RDPP
Protect Human Rights Defenders
-Activity 1.1: Provide six advanced human rights monitoring training for 120 human rights defenders (80 in centre & south of Iraq&40 in KRI). Each training will last three days.
Activity 1.2: Provide six trainings to 120 human rights defenders (80 in the centre & south of Iraq&40 in KRI) on how to protect themselves and deal with the militias and security personnel during their abductions and arrest. Each training will last three days.
Activity 1.3: Provide six training to 120 human rights defenders (80 in centre & south of Iraq&40 in KRI) on advocacy for human rights issues. e.g LGBTIQ in Iraq and KRI.
Activity 1.4: Establish a network for human rights defenders in Iraq
Activity 2.1: Develop regulations for the Ministry of Interior.
Activity 2.2: Provide training and capacity building to strengthen the capacity of 500 security personnel to respond appropriately to those at risk of abduction, arrest, and disappearance
Erbil, Sulymaniah, Baghdad
Donor: British Embassy
COVID - 19 Response Distribution of Life – Support Packages in Ninawa, Salah Al-Din, and Al-Anbar
The KOHRW offices in Ninawa, Salah Al-din, and Al-Anbar governorates have started a food package distribution Campaign called "Ahalna" in cooperation with UNDP. The campaign started on 25/4/2020 and still on going.
DURABLE HOUSING REHABILITATION FOR 200 VULNERABLE FAMILIES IN WEST ANBAR
DURABLE HOUSING REHABILITATION FOR 300 VULNERABLE FAMILIES IN BEIJI-SALAH AL-DIN
GREEN HOUSES FOR IDP CAMP IN BAHRKA
GBV (GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE) TRAININGS FOR PESHMARGA FORCES
CAPACITY BUILDING OF GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
JUDICIAL REFORM PROJECT
ASSOCIATION LAW IN KURDISTAN REGION
MONITORING OF IRAQI PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS
MONITARING OF IMPLEMENTATION OF IRAQI CONSTITUTION
Disable IDP in Khabat getting help
Shelter & WASH
To support those in need KOHRW has rehabilitated 1,865 war-damaged shelters in West Anbar, Kirkuk, Erbil, Sulimanya, Mosul, Nineveh, Bawiza and Gogjali Villages, and Wardak Village.
Food, Security, and Livelihood
KOHRW has conducted agricultural projects with focus on women, Livelihood and self-reliance program for IDP’s, and implemented a Community- Based economic development project.
This sector includes different projects and activities like trainings and technical support for different groups and sectors, mainly trainings on Human Rights, GBV, PSEA, Advocacy, M&E.
Advocating for a better legal environment for the protection of human rights e.g. NGO law, the law of demonstration, access to information, this includes laws, regulations, policies...etc.
KOHRW since establishment is regularly reporting on human rights violations, this includes (Monitoring, documentation, issuing reports and follow-up on human rights violations) this activity is not linked with a specific project but it includes: data collection, analysis, recommendations and regular visits to expected locations of human rights violations (detention centers, prisons, juvenile reformatories…etc.
KOHRW is a leading organization in protection of vulnerable groups, it supported the creation of Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) of IDPs and ran three (PACs) protection and assistances centers for IDPs, refugees, returnees, vulnerable groups, in Ninawa & Kirkuk providing legal consultation case management for victims.