What We Do
What We Do
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.
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:
latest news from iraq
Key Takeaways: Court Ends The Term Of Kurdistan’s Provincial Councils; Bafel Talabani Reelected As PUK Leader; Ruling Coalition Affirms Respect For Kuwait’s Sovereignty – On September 24, Iraq’s Federal Supreme Court issued a ruling that ended the term of the provincial councils in the Kurdistan region. The Court said it determined that a 2019 amendment to the provincial councils’ law that extended their term after its expiration in 2018 was unconstitutional. The chairman of Erbil’s provincial council said the councils were unsure how to proceed, adding that their “legal committee will convene later to decide on what to do” to address what he described as a “legal gap.” On September 27, party members attending the PUK’s fifth conference unanimously reelected Bafel Talabani as the PUK’s sole leader. The party will reduce the size of its Leadership Council from 121 to 51 members and establish a new Support Council, which will be under
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.