Protection

Objective

Our Protection Department provides a wide range of services, including: legal consultation and representation to IDPs, Returnees, and Refugees; psychosocial support to vulnerable groups such as IDP children and women; advocating for the rights of vulnerable groups; training courses on human rights and rights of vulnerable groups; awareness campaigns and workshops; monitoring of disaster affected populations; and human rights research and studies.

To read more about the history and accomplishments of Legal Aid and Advocacy Department click here.

Who we are:

  • Nidham Muhsin: Program Manager of "Legal Aid and Information Center (LAIC) in Babil Governorate".
  • Ahmed Hussein: Program Manager of "Responding to the Child Protection needs of girls and boys in Khaldiya and Habaniya affected by the IDPs crisis in the ongoing conflict from Anbar".
  • Bethany Eigenfeld: Program Manager of "Prevention and reduction of statelessness in Central Iraq" and "Protection assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in center and south of Iraq".

Our Projects:

 

Ongoing Projects

  • Legal Aid and Information Center in Babil Governorate funded by Tt-DPK (2016).

  • Responding to the Child Protection needs of girls and boys in Khaldiya and Habaniya affected by the IDPs crisis in the ongoing conflict from Anbar.

  • Prevention and reduction of statelessness in Central Iraq.

  • Protection assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in center and south of Iraq.

Protection Assistance to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Iraq
**DRAFT**
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Prevention and reduction of statelessness in Central Iraq
Statelessness in Iraq is not a new problem; it's a very notable problem that has been ongoing now for decades.
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Psychosocial Support to IDP Children in Anbar
Responding to the Child Protection needs of girls and boys in Khaldiya and Habaniya affected by the IDPs crisis in
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Legal Aid and Information Center in Babil Governorate
In October 2015, Mercy Hands received a grant from Tetra tech - DPK to extend the work of LAIC in
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Completed Projects

  • Legal Aid Sessions for IDPs in Ninewah Governorate. Funded by Mercy Hands (2017).
  • Implementation of Legal Assistance Centers in Baghdad, to support the IDPs and returnees to retain their legal rights funded by USAID (2011-2014).

  • Advocacy Campaign against Gender Based Violence in Basra Governorate funded by UNWomen (2012-2013).

  • Implementation of awareness raising project in Baghdad, about Human Rights, Women Rights and Gender Based Violence, in partnership with ACTED (2011-2012).

  • Training more than 140 participants (teachers and students) from Muddy Schools in Salah Al-Deen Governorate about Gender Based Violence, Human Rights and Women Rights in Education, in partnership with Salah Al-Deen Women Organization funded by UNWOMEN under the strategy of developing the Muddy Schools in Iraq (2011).

  • Human Rights and Democratic Values Civic Education for Displaced Marsh Arabs in Baghdad, funded by UNDP (2005).

Please feel free contact us to inquire further about our projects or future partnerships.