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In the Media

  • Thomson Reuters Foundation: Female genital mutilation falls sharply in northern Iraq – survey

    Heartland Alliance International, with the support of the Kurdistan government and U.N. children’s agency UNICEF, conducted a survey of nearly 6,000 women with daughters aged four to 14 in Iraqi Kurdistan that revealed the practice of female genital mutilation has fallen dramatically in northern Iraq. To read the full article, click here.

  • Worldview: Kovler Center To Award Syrian Doctor

    Marjorie Kovler Center senior director Mary Lynn Everson and Dr. Zaher Sahloul, Kovler’s 2017 awardee for the Robert H. Kirschner Award for Global Activism talk to Worldview about the Kovler Center’s upcoming 30 Years of Healing celebration. To listen to the segment, click here.

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A Global Vision from the Heartland

  • Securing Peace for the Children of Mosul

    August 14, 2017 In recent months, as we’ve watched the Iraqi army drive the Islamic State (ISIL) out of Mosul, many of us have wondered “what comes next for the people of Iraq?” Journalists and other observers have  highlighted the challenges of rehabilitating indoctrinated youth, ensuring vengeance doesn’t interfere with justice, and determining how to …

  • “On the Road to the Mountain, They Stopped Us”

    Three years ago today, Islamic State (ISIL) fighters descended on Dilan’s* village, a town near Sinjar in Northeast Iraq. Sinjar and its surrounding communities are home to a large population of Yezidis, members of a religious minority group in Iraq that has been historically misunderstood and persecuted. As ISIL rose to power in Iraq, they …

  • Help a Trafficking Survivor Pursue Justice

    July 27, 2017 This Sunday, July 30, is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. As we approach this annual observance, I wanted to share a story of transformation from one of the courageous trafficking survivors we’ve worked with in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Orphaned at a young age, Vuky* grew up with …

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