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

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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.

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.