Hiwarouna first workshop in Iraq

Hiwarouna's first workshop in Iraq, in 2018.

During a five-day workshop held in Erbil, Iraq, from 9 to 12 October 2018, IAA trained 24 youth activists and students from Nineveh, Diyala, Baghdad and from Babylon governorates representing Shiite, Sunni, Shabak, Kakai, Aizidi, Kurdish, and Atheist communities, on topics of conflict analysis, dialogue, facilitation, negotiation, and design of community-based activities.

The participants made use of this training opportunity to organize youth-led sessions where they introduced their beliefs, traditions, and socio-cultural practices (including folklores) that shape their identity, and during which they also danced traditional dances.