What We Do

 

 

 

 

 

What We Do

our dream

EPIC’s ultimate vision is a safe, just and prosperous Iraq in which all citizens live in freedom from want, freedom from fear, and freedom to live with dignity. To pursue this goal, we implement programs in Iraq, conduct ground-level research, and advocate with U.S. and other policy-makers. 

we provide three services:

Decades of war have been devastating to communities across Iraq, both physically and mentally. We support Iraqi civil society leaders working for peace, human rights, and a sustainable future.

A successful pilot project in Sinjar in 2021 helped community leaders practice using social media for peacebuilding. We are now expanding this program to more conflict-affected regions in northern Iraq.

This summer we’re running a new project to equip citizens in the Ninewa region with skills in policy advocacy.  

See more of EPIC’s past projects in Iraq.

Our flagship publication is the weekly Iraq Security and Humanitarian Monitor (ISHM). It’s a must-have resource for citizens and professionals who want to know what’s happening. 

We also publish special reports, such as our ground-breaking Tishreen Report offering a street-level view of Iraq’s popular movement for reform. 

Join our email list to receive a new briefing paper on Iraq’s climate change and natural resource crisis. Coming this summer, 2022. 

We have been a steadfast voice in Washington, DC and U.N. agencies for more than two decades. We bring the voices of Iraqi civil society into the policy-making process.

To push for policies that support the needs of ordinary Iraqis, we provide hard-to-get information such as our Tishreen report, voter survey, and new climate change briefing paper. 

This fall, 2022, we will launch a new campaign focused on the problem of impunity in Iraq. Be the first to get updates and be part of this effort. We can’t advocate without you.

We focus on three issues:

We are helping Iraqis strengthen skills in communication and change strategy to rebuild trust in their communities.

Peace & recovery

We are conducting research that gives citizens a foundation of evidence to push for change.

Governance & Human Rights

We are supporting Iraqis tackling the human costs of climate change like displacement, unemployment and disease.

Climate action & conservation

latest news from iraq

ISHM: January 26 – February 2, 2023

Key Takeaways: Iraq, France Sign Partnership Agreements; Arab Foreign Ministers Visit Baghdad; Top Court Sues Deputy Speaker Abdullah – On January 26, PM Sudani met with French President Emmanuel Macron to sign a “strategic partnership” agreement for cooperation on security and defense, the environment, democratic development, and economic cooperation, especially concerning renewable energy, oil and gas, and transportation. Iraqi and French officials also signed memoranda of understanding dealing with culture, education, archaeology, fighting corruption, organized crime, and money laundering. On January 28, the Foreign Minister of Morocco visited Baghdad to meet with his Iraqi counterpart and reopen the Moroccan embassy in Baghdad, which had been closed for 18 years. The Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia also visited Baghdad this week and met with PM Sudani, Speaker Halbousi, and other officials. The talks focused on economic relations, Saudi investments, “activating” the bilateral Iraqi-Saudi coordination council, and efforts to combat drug trafficking.

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read the tishreen report

The Long Game: Iraq’s Tishreen Movement and the Struggle for Reform

The report presents a year of research that includes focus groups with Tishreen and Kurdish activists, a national public opinion survey, social media analysis, and dozens of in-depth interviews.

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