Founded in 2005

Contact Details:

  • Contact person: MR. AL IRAQI Z
  • Address: Hall of NGOs, River Street, Shatrah, Dhi Qar, Iraq
  • Phone: (+964) 7420007691
  • Fax: (+32) 2 209 61 60
  • Email: 


Fields of Intervention:

DCI-Iraq was created in Iraq in order to promote and defend children’s rights. Therefore, several actions are undertaken in the following priority issues:

  • Promotion of human and child rights and democracy
  • Child participation
  • Violence against children
  • Education for children

Current Activities and Projects/Programmes:

In recent years, DCI-Iraq has carried out inter alia the following projects:

  • Youth Advocacy Campaign

DCI-Iraq, together with the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), initiated the youth advocacy campaign in the Governorate of Dhi Qar. Three working groups, each consisting of 20 girls and boys, were active in schools and governmental institutions to advocate for the rights of young people. In cooperation with UNESCO, a three-day training session was prepared to teach young people and teachers about civic principles and citizenship. With the help of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), DCI-Iraq was also able to organise three workshops to raise awareness of young people about HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

  • Increasing Literacy Amongst Children 

In February 2013, DCI-Iraq became a member of the Higher Committee for Literacy, representing NGOs in the Committee. Together with UNESCO and the Ministry of Education, DCI-Iraq was able to create three literacy centres that focus on young people. 258 girls and boys were enrolled in the programme.

  • Promoting Peace and Conflict Resolution

DCI-Iraq, along with the Iraqi Association for Development, held a seminar promoting peace and conflict resolution. Many young people, civil society organisations, as well as well-known personalities participated in the seminar. Its goal was to reject all kinds of violence, discrimination, and sectarianism.

  • Strengthening Child Participation 

DCI-Iraq organised workshops aiming at enhancing the participation of the Iraqi youth in political processes. Young people were incited to engage in the monitoring of the Iraqi Governorate elections.

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