Feb 22, 2015

The White Group and their Fence of Peace

In commemoration of the remarkable actions of the White Group and their Fence of Peace which were instrumental in the downturn of violence (on 22 February and following days) at the Sara square in Slemani during the momentous protests against corruption and extent of powers of political parties that brought thousands to the streets between the 17 February and 19 April, 2011.

Feb 18, 2015

The white Group and their Fence of Peace

In remembrence of the 2011 Protests that started on 17 February with the killing of two young men by KDP guards and burning down of the newly opened NRT TV station, and which brought together thousands of people to the streets daily for 62 days.

The fence of peace by the White group // Parjini Ashti ba Grupi Spi                    //https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehrqUwm5Zac

Feb 15, 2015

Alternative to Violence Program in Sui

On February 5-7 the participants of the first Iraqi Kurdistan AVP workshop continued on to the advanced weekend. They worked very hard for 3 days exploring the violence in their world and how they can make a change- in themselves and in the community around them. Thank you to REACH organisation and RDSYP through Christian Aid UK.

Feb 9, 2015

"Razor and tradition"

Ms. Rayehi Mozafarian, Iranian women rights' activist, speaks of the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Iran and presents her book, which is one of only two books, on this issue: , at the event of the International Day of Zero Tolerance of FGM at the Kurdistan Parliament. More information here: https://www.facebook.com/stopfgmiran, https://www.facebook.com/StopFgmMiddleEast

Feb 7, 2015

Kurdistan gift's for CPT

In August 2014 the CPT stipended corp had a gathering in Ecuador. CPT Iraqi Kurdistan took Kurdish scarves for each person. Here is a photo of many of the CPTers wearing their scarves.

Feb 2, 2015

Nonviolent workshop at Rabun High School for Boys.

On Monday 2 February CPT Iraqi Kurdistan presented a nonviolent workshop for 57 Grade 11 students of Rabun High school for Boys in Sulaimani. The young men were very attentive and asked very important questions. It was apparent that they are aware of violence in their world, especially the war that is being waged in this region. And many had very creative ideas for working on change from violence to nonviolence starting with themselves and the people around them. Thank you to all the students, Rabun High School staff and kak Hoshyar for being part of such wonderful activity.