Yanar Mohammed, president of Right to Heal Initiative coalition member group OWFI, shared a statement on the situation of women and girls and other marginalized groups surviving violence in Iraq at the 7533rd meeting of the UN Security Council. Yanar’s testimony appears on UN We
Ten years ago, six members of the U.S. military came together to break their silence over what they had witnessed during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. They banded together and formed the organization Iraq Veterans Against the War, or IVAW. Over time, they gathered like-minded veteran
Watch the full video of the People’s Hearing that was held on March 26, 2014 in Washington, D.C. On the 11th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Iraqi civil society leaders and U.S. military veterans testified to the lasting impact of the war and made the case that the U.S
Eleven years ago this month, the U.S. invaded Iraq. Today, a group of Iraq civilians and U.S. veterans of the war are coming together in Washington to demand the U.S. government be held accountable for the lasting effects of war at home and abroad. We are joined by two members of the
Though President Obama attempts to justify Iraq’s invasion, Iraqi civilians and Iraq war veterans share their stories on the lasting environmental, social, and health effects of the U.S. occupation still being felt today. This video originally appeared on The Real News Ne
A decade after the U.S. invaded Iraq, U.S. veterans, Iraqi human rights organizations and their allies launched a joint initiative, Right to Heal. Together, they are demanding that the human rights impacts of the war in Iraq be assessed and that concrete action be taken towards
Originally published on DemocracyNow, Wednesday, March 20, 2013: On the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, we look at how U.S. military veterans and Iraqi civilians have come together to launch “The Right to Heal” campaign for those who continue to struggle with the
Ten years after the US-led invasion of Iraq, veteran Maggie Martin, field organiser for Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Yanar Mohammed, co-founder of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq, are fighting for a common cause. Ten years after the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, and
Sawsan is a 29 year old mother from Haweeja who spends much of her time caring for her young child Mohammed who is unable to use his limbs. He is one of many children in Haweeja effected by the toxic legacy of the U.S. military's presence.
On the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Iraqis and U.S. military veterans came together to hold the U.S. government accountable for the lasting effects of war and the rights of veterans and civilians to heal. The Iraq war is not over for Iraqi civilians and U.S. veterans who continue to struggle with various forms of trauma and injury; for Iraqis and veterans who suffer the effects of environmental poisoning due to certain U.S. munitions and burn pits of hazardous material; and for a growing generation of orphans and people displaced by war.