Work Condition and Workers Living under the Corona Era in Iraq and Kurdistan Region.

This effort is a part of supporting the rights of workers and the freedom of working of unions that implemented by Peace and Freedom Organization in cooperation with Norway People Aid Organization (NPA). This report is an assessment of the effects produced by the spread of the corona virus and prevention procedures on the living and the rights of the workers as well as the working of the trade unions on the level of Iraq and Kurdistan Region which the prominent effect was the loss of daily living income of the workers as a result of business, bazar and economic activities lock down. In addition to that, there have been various violations against the rights of the workers due to this circumstance. We can say that this assessment is basically part of the activities we have implemented as a response within the project. Because Iraq and Kurdistan Region have, to some extent, two different legal, political and economic realities, therefore; they have been dealt within this report differently and each has been viewed separately. Besides, the data and the information were available and collected about Iraq and Kurdistan Region were not the same, therefor; we have split our report into two parts, the first part is related to Iraq and the second one is specific to Kurdistan Region. The data and information that are relied on in this report, they’re firstly and directly taken from the related bodies through either face to face interview or online using communication means. Later, a short template of questionnaire was published online for the workers via social media. Finally, all the data, information, statements, decisions, notes and instructions related to this condition were published by the relative bodies, especially on the level of Kurdistan Region, have been used and they are all included in the appendix.  


According to the latest report from the Peace and Freedom Organization and a number of other organizations, the state of freedom of expression and the work of civil society organizations have recorded an unprecedented level during the Corona era.

According to the report: Due to the measures taken by the KRG for Kovid 19, human rights activists and journalists have faced new and unprecedented obstacles.


The report is written in all three languages, Kurdish, Arabic and English


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The reality of civil society organizations and the nature of the relationship between civil society organizations and (authorities, universities, media, and unions)

Widening the space for Civil Society Organizations in Iraq in Collaboration with NPA (Norwegian People Aid)

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Zaytun Bridge: A Report on the Violations in Dhi Qar Governorate

Zaytun Bridge: A Report on the Violations in Dhi Qar Governorate by the Sergio di Mello Team (SDMT) of the Peace and Freedom Organization

On 21 February 2020, the Peace and Freedom Organization and its team, Sergio di Mello, which monitors the human rights situation and fundamental freedoms in the field, issued a special report on the demonstrations in Dhi Qar Governorate covering the period from 1 October 2019 to 10 February 2020.

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The Condition of Minority workers in Iraq and Kurdistan Region 

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