Category Archive: FRONT PAGES

Baghdad City of Peace Carnival Finding Peace in a Hopeless Place

In 2011, a group of young people who live in Baghdad came together, and decided to organize a peace carnival in a city that is known as the “House of Peace” but has… Continue reading

Violation of Gender Identities by the Islamic State

“The Islamic State is becoming victorious in Iraq, Syria, and everywhere. I swear we will divide America in two.”         These are not the words of Abu Bakir Al-Baghdadi; the leader of IS,… Continue reading

The Fifth Annual Kurdish Youth Festival

            The Kurdish Youth Festival is an annual event that brings together a diverse network of students, young professionals, and charity and community organizations that generate and share ideas, learn from one another, and… Continue reading

Awat Anniversary

Three years ago, Awat newspaper was just a vision. A vision for a group of young people, some still in highschool, and some barely out of highschool. We had no resources, very little… Continue reading

Startup Weekend Baghdad

“I am privileged to have been a part of dozens of Startup Weekend events around the world, and I can easily say this was my favorite event” expressed Mr. Sheikh Shuvo, Startup Weekend Regional Facilitator.… Continue reading