Peace and Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

peace and recovery

what we love most

Children pose in Khazir camp after fleeing ISIS in 2014. Mass displacement from decades of conflict remain a critical issue. (Image: Tiril Skarstein / EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid)

Violence is a nightmare that makes our worst fears come true: losing the people we love. It takes away the joy of living and rips a society apart in ways that feel impossible to repair.

Peace comes slowly, through a thousand tiny actions. It takes each individual’s decision to step forward, trust again, and work toward healing. 

EPIC’s support focuses on helping citizens navigate complicated local politics and how peacebuilders can use social media as a bridge-building tool. 

Children pose in Khazir camp after fleeing ISIS in 2014. Mass displacement from decades of conflict remain a critical issue. (Image: Tiril Skarstein / EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid)

Violence is a nightmare that makes our worst fears come true: losing the people we love. It takes away the joy of living and rips a society apart in ways that feel impossible to repair.

Peace comes slowly, through a thousand tiny actions. It takes each individual’s decision to step forward, trust again, and work toward healing. 

EPIC’s support focuses on helping citizens navigate complicated local politics and how peacebuilders can use social media as a bridge-building tool. 

our work

Iraqis are working hard to repair their communities after the devastation of war. EPIC is helping them strengthen skills in political advocacy and social media strategy to build bridges across social divides. 

Peace and Recovery

Advocacy skills training

The Ninewa Plains is home to a diverse mixture of social, national, religious and sectarian communities, including Christians, Yazidis, Kurds, Arabs, Shabaks, Kaka’i Kurds, Sunnis and Shiites.

This diversity has been a factor in the conflicting interests of political and armed groups in the region. Because of its location, resources, and diversity, the region is also exposed to power struggles between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government, as well as interventions by external actors.

The Ninewa Plains is home to a diverse mixture of social, national, religious and sectarian communities, including Christians, Yazidis, Kurds, Arabs, Shabaks, Kaka’i Kurds, Sunnis and Shiites.

This diversity has been a factor in the conflicting interests of political and armed groups in the region. Because of its location, resources, and diversity, the region is also exposed to power struggles between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government, as well as interventions by external actors.

As a result, citizens in the Ninewa Plains suffer from human rights violations and restricted political representation. They also face economic difficulties from war, underdevelopment, and reduced agriculture because of severe droughts.

Our project is helping citizens analyze the problems they face, develop policy papers to propose solutions, and implement conflict-sensitive advocacy campaigns to advocate for their needs. 

Building digital bridges

You can use social media as a tool to change some of the root causes of conflict and violence. You don’t need a big budget or specialized skills. 

EPIC created this manual to train change-makers in digital peacebuilding. It covers change strategy, content production, audience engagement, and online safety. Download it for free in English or Arabic

يمكنك استخدام وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي كأداة لتغيير الأسباب الجذرية للصراع والعنف. لا تحتاج إلى ميزانية كبيرة أو مهارات متخصصة

أنشأت EPIC هذا الدليل لتدريب صانعي التغيير في بناء السلام الرقمي. ويغطي استراتيجية التغيير ، وإنتاج المحتوى ، ومشاركة الجمهور ، والسلامة عبر الإنترنت. قم بتنزيله مجانًا باللغة الإنجليزية أو العربية

Building digital bridges

You can use social media as a tool to change some of the root causes of conflict and violence. You don’t need a big budget or specialized skills. 

EPIC created this manual to train change-makers in digital peacebuilding. It covers change strategy, content production, audience engagement, and online safety. Download it for free in English or Arabic

يمكنك استخدام وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي كأداة لتغيير الأسباب الجذرية للصراع والعنف. لا تحتاج إلى ميزانية كبيرة أو مهارات متخصصة

أنشأت EPIC هذا الدليل لتدريب صانعي التغيير في بناء السلام الرقمي. ويغطي استراتيجية التغيير ، وإنتاج المحتوى ، ومشاركة الجمهور ، والسلامة عبر الإنترنت. قم بتنزيله مجانًا باللغة الإنجليزية أو العربية

digital peacebuilding in Sinjar

A training participant in Sinjar completes an exercise about developing her target audience on social media. (Photo: EPIC)

We are working to expand our  digital peacebuilding pilot project that trained a cohort of community leaders in Sinjar, the site of a genocide committed by the Islamic State in 2014. 

Participants designed social change projects, and learned about social media content production and audience growth strategies in a four-part interactive workshop. 

Their original projects ranged from a peer support group for female survivors to Sinjar’s first-ever crosswalk to raise awareness about residents with disabilities. Watch the videos created by participants.

We are developing new training projects in communities across northern Iraq. Join our email list to get updates. 

A training participant in Sinjar completes an exercise about developing her target audience on social media. (Photo: EPIC)

We are working to expand our  digital peacebuilding pilot project that trained a cohort of community leaders in Sinjar, the site of a genocide committed by the Islamic State in 2014. 

Participants designed social change projects, and learned about social media content production and audience growth strategies in a four-part interactive workshop. 

Their original projects ranged from a peer support group for female survivors to Sinjar’s first-ever crosswalk to raise awareness about residents with disabilities. Watch the videos created by participants.

We are developing new training projects in communities across northern Iraq. Join our email list to get updates. 

Watch the I Love Sinjar YouTube channel to see all the videos created by training participants.