Founded in 1992, the Iraqi-German association WADI supports various programs and projects to empower people and strengthen human rights in the Middle East. WADI focuses on women's rights with training and literacy classes, assistance for victims of domestic violence and building spaces for women and girls. The campaign "Stop FGM Kurdistan" is one of WADIs most renown activities. Democracy building is another focal point. We support youth media, help with setting up citizen interest groups and lobby for democratic rights.

"Wadi is one of the most enterprising and inventive NGOs we’ve encountered in Iraq.
Wadi’s work is impressively varied, but also shrewdly focused." (The Register)



Aid for refugees from Sinjar region  more

"Spey" - a Voice for the Victims of Chemical Attacks  more

The Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation  more

Radio Dange Nwe – a Community Radio  more

Playmobiles - Rolling Playgrounds  more

Project overview

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Selected News and Project Updates:

Wadi News  21.08.2015
Newsletter on the anniversary of the chemical attacks in Syria

Press Release | 20.08.2015
Two Years after the Gas Attack on the Ghoutas: The Killings Go on

Wadi News | 08.08.2015
Exhibition : "A Mile in Their Shoes"

Wadi News | 06.08.2015
Wadi Newsletter August

Foreign Affairs | 27.7.2015
Grading Iraqi Kurdistan's Progress Against Female Genital Mutilation

Al Jazeera | 22.07.2015
For Yazidi girls escaping ISIL, a long road to healing

Wadi News | 10.07.2015
Jinda Day Care Center for Yazidi Girls inaugurated in Iraqi-Kurdistan’s Dohuk

Wadi-Newsletter | 01.07.2015
Updates about the Stop FGM Mideast Campaign

Al Jazeera | 30.6.2015
Halabja gas attack victims welcome Iraqis fleeing ISIL

Wadi News | 17.6.2015
Halabja Summer of Peace - refugees and citizens join

Weekly Standard | 17.6.2015
Confronting FGM in Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan

Rudaw | 16.6.2015
Kurdish FGM campaign seen as global model

Press statement | 9.6.2015
FGM in Iran needs to be put on international agenda

Wadi News | 03.06.2015
Wadi’s June Newsletter: Help for Yazidi Refugees

Wadi News | 01.06.2015
Int' children day: Halabja Children demonstrate for their Rights, Yazidi refugee children have an outing

Project Update | 31.05.2015
Supporting a school for children of Syrian Refugees

Project Update | 21.5.2015

Paying a visit to a Mullah who promoted FGM

Project Update | 4.5.2015
Radio Dange Nwe is celebrating its 10th anniversary

Press Review | 23.4.2015
Media about the breathless campaign by chemical gas survivors from Irak, Syria and Iran on the Ypern Anniversary