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Helping survivors of ISIS conflict in Iraq realize their right to reparations

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A tip to Iraqi women’s rights activists

Nita Gojani is a transitional justice expert, who has worked on designing and implementing reparations programs for conflict-related sexual violence in Kosovo and Croatia. For nearly 10 years, she has worked on the implementation of the UN Women, Peace and Security agenda.
Ms. Gojani has been deployed by the justice Rapid Response to support the coalition for Just Reparations in Iraq.

What should C4JR members focus on in the short-term?

Nita Gojani is a transitional justice expert, who has worked on designing and implementing reparations programs for conflict-related sexual violence in Kosovo and Croatia. For nearly 10 years, she has worked on the implementation of the UN Women, Peace and Security agenda.
Ms. Gojani has been deployed by the justice Rapid Response to support the coalition for Just Reparations in Iraq.

What is necessary to ensure reparations for survivors of sexual conflict come to fruition?

Nita Gojani is a transitional justice expert, who has worked on designing and implementing reparations programs for conflict-related sexual violence in Kosovo and Croatia. For nearly 10 years, she has worked on the implementation of the UN Women, Peace and Security agenda.
Ms. Gojani has been deployed by the justice Rapid Response to support the coalition for Just Reparations in Iraq.

How can reparative justice processes serve women in Iraq more effectively?

Nita Gojani is a transitional justice expert, who has worked on designing and implementing reparations programs for conflict-related sexual violence in Kosovo and Croatia. For nearly 10 years, she has worked on the implementation of the UN Women, Peace and Security agenda.
Ms. Gojani has been deployed by the justice Rapid Response to support the coalition for Just Reparations in Iraq.

Lessons learned for Iraqi civil society working on reparations

Nita Gojani is a transitional justice expert, who has worked on designing and implementing reparations programs for conflict-related sexual violence in Kosovo and Croatia. For nearly 10 years, she has worked on the implementation of the UN Women, Peace and Security agenda.
Ms. Gojani has been deployed by the justice Rapid Response to support the coalition for Just Reparations in Iraq.

Overview of the final outcome: a policy paper on reparations in Iraq

Nita Gojani is a transitional justice expert, who has worked on designing and implementing reparations programs for conflict-related sexual violence in Kosovo and Croatia. For nearly 10 years, she has worked on the implementation of the UN Women, Peace and Security agenda.
Ms. Gojani has been deployed by the justice Rapid Response to support the coalition for Just Reparations in Iraq.

What can C4JR do to ensure draft law is placed on the agenda of relevant stakeholders in Iraq?

Nita Gojani is a transitional justice expert, who has worked on designing and implementing reparations programs for conflict-related sexual violence in Kosovo and Croatia. For nearly 10 years, she has worked on the implementation of the UN Women, Peace and Security agenda.
Ms. Gojani has been deployed by the justice Rapid Response to support the coalition for Just Reparations in Iraq.

Nita Gojani’s Impression on working with NGOs in Iraq on the topic of reparations

Nita Gojani is a transitional justice expert, who has worked on designing and implementing reparations programs for conflict-related sexual violence in Kosovo and Croatia. For nearly 10 years, she has worked on the implementation of the UN Women, Peace and Security agenda.
Ms. Gojani has been deployed by the justice Rapid Response to support the coalition for Just Reparations in Iraq.

Report on coalition for just reparation

The Coalition for Just Reparations (C4JR) is an alliance of Iraqi civil society organizations (CSOs), representing Iraq’s linguistic, ethnic and religious diversity, supporting reparation claims of survivors and other victims of crimes perpetrated during the conflict with the self-declared Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS conflict in Iraq). C4JR draws on international human rights and national law to advance the right to reparations of all civilian victims of ISIS armed conflict in Iraq.

More than a year has passed since the Iraqi presidency submitted a Yazidi Female Survivors’ Law to the Iraqi parliament for review and approval. This was a most welcome step, but more progress is needed.

C4JR seeks to revive the public debate on reparations for survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in ISIS created conflict in Iraq with the goal of improving the Yazidi Female Survivors’ Law and getting it adopted in the Iraqi parliament.

C4JR formed a Draft Law on Reparations for Survivors of Conflict Related Sexual Violence Committed During the ISIS Conflict in Iraq to protect the survivors’ rights for reparations and build a safer place for the next generations to live at.

Hasan Ali interview with Gali Kurdistan TV on the C4JR’s Draft Law

C4JR draft law applies to all survivors of sexual violence committed during ISIS conflict in Iraq notwithstanding their ethnic or religious affiliation, gender, current place of residence or identity of the perpetrator and provides them all kinds of reparations and assures them that their voice is being heard and that justice will be achieved soon.

          

Eyzidi Organization for Documentation – C4JR member

Eyzidi Organization for Documentation is one of the members of C4JR. The organization is a civil independent organization that provides services to all citizens without discrimination and seeks to create community awareness of the concepts of human rights through the definition of those concepts and to address all cases of violations by document all violations cases besides raising community awareness of its rights and how people have to pressure in order to take those rights. Our Vision: – Society that covers with respecting rights and treats violation besides working on compensation for those who get effects and ensures the social stability for individuals.

Methra Organization for Yarsani Culture and Development – C4JR member

Methra Organization for Yarsani Culture and Development is one of the members of C4JR. Methra Organization is an independent non-profit organization working to develop potentials of people of Yarsani faith. It endeavours to protect heritage, customs, traditions and culture of Yarsan and promote Yarsanism in the world.

Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights – C4JR member

The Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights is one of the members of C4JR, which is a non-governmental human rights organization based in Kurdistan, Iraq and Germany. Since 2005, the Jiyan Foundation has been providing support to survivors of human rights abuses in Kurdistan and Iraq. Today, the Jiyan Foundation runs a network of eleven trauma rehabilitation centers in North Iraq, including special departments for traumatized women and children, a clinic for Yazidi women who survived enslavement by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), services for juvenile detainees and female prisoners, rights and justice and a human rights education program.

Emma organization – C4JR member

Emma Organization is a member of C4JR, it was established in 2013 by a group of women activists and experts in various fields, such as gender equality, law, education, health and mental health. We are a non-profit organization providing programs to the community in general, particularly women and vulnerable groups in the Kurdistan Region, on those areas: Gender Equality, Rehabilitation, Capacity Building, and Development.

Peace and Freedom Organization – C4JR member

Peace and Freedom Organization is a member of C4JR, which is a non-governmental, non-profit, administratively and financially independent organization. It believes in a nonviolent option and aims to: Spread the culture of peace-building, conflict resolution and non-violence ethics. . Promoting freedoms and human rights. . Protect diversity and promote citizenship. . Promote peaceful coexistence and values of tolerance. . Building youth capacities and promoting voluntary work. Means of achieving objectives. 1. Studies and research. 2. Use different media. 3. Training workshops. 4. Conferences and symposium. 5 – Printed books and various publications. 6- Networking and cooperation between CSOs and establishing partnerships with concerned parties.

Iraqi Institution for Development – C4JR member

Iraqi Institution for Development (IID) is a member of C4JR. In IID they believe that Iraq is rich in resources and that ignorance and poverty are not invincible. Since its establishment in 2003 IID works on fighting ignorance, poverty and hunger by providing education and emergency humanitarian assistance. At present, IID is one of the few Iraqi NGOs that are active, independent and operational nationwide. IID main office is in Mosul whereas it has branches in Erbil and Basra. IID is partnering with international and local authorities to achieve its goals and serve its people.

Coalition for Just Reparations (C4JR)

Coalition for Just Reparations (C4JR) is an alliance of Iraqi civil society organizations (CSOs), supporting reparation claims of survivors and other victims of crimes perpetrated during the conflict with the self-declared Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in Iraq (ISIS conflict in Iraq).
C4JR work and advocate for the establishment of a comprehensive state-funded reparation program for all victims of gross human rights violations perpetrated during the ISIS armed conflict in Iraq. All C4JR member organizations take part in the activities on an equal footing.