In 2019, the global community witnessed yet again popular uprisings in the Middle East and in other parts of the world. We reacted quickly to the demands of the protesters in Iraq by adjusting our ongoing projects in the country after consulting our donors at the German Federal Foreign Office. Thanks to our deep knowledge of the region and our strong local connections, we managed to navigate the troubled waters of the revolution and continue our work in support of democracy and inclusive development in Iraq.
We continued to conduct leadership workshops for female Syrian refugees as well as our project with women leaders in Iraq, despite the political turmoil, and introduced a ‘Train the Trainer’ Programme for female Iraqi writers.
elbarlament also organised a number of events in 2019, from panel discussions on the political and cultural situation in Iraq, to an environment-related study trip of a high-level Iraqi delegation to Germany and a photo exhibition in the German Foreign Office. Lastly, we began 2020 with a literature festival in Tunisia for female Arabic-speaking writers. Read more.