About the programme 

TAHAWER has changed my life. I am now more open to different opinions and have been using TAHAWER tools even inside my family.’    TAHAWER programme participant

Iraq’s identity is defined by its history, politics, and ethnic and religious diversity. With nearly 7,000 years of written history, the country is home to many identities, including Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen, Chaldeans, Assyrians, Lurs and Armenians, and a variety of beliefs, among them Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Yazidism, Zoroastrianism and Mandeism.Tahawar is an EU-funded that aims to create safe spaces for young people from different backgrounds to engage in thoughtful debate and discussion, encouraging respect and tolerance, promoting social cohesion and fostering a positive sense of Iraqi identity. The programme started in 2017 and will run until October 2020

What we focus on

Building young people’s confidence, listening and dialogue skills, and providing a platform to share their concerns and ideas with the influencers whose decisions directly affect them. Topics include everything from peacebuilding to gender and social inequality, traditions and customs, and citizenship and identity.

  •  Improving participation of young women and men in the process of peacebuilding a development, including enhancing understanding of the role of religion.
  • Reforming and supporting influential people in their decision making around peacebuilding and development.

Launch events 

Anbar Launch event

Najaf Launch event

Basrah Launch event