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Arez Mohammed

Arez Mohammed Sediq is a Human Right activist who works as the Deputy Director at Asuda for Combating Violence against Women in Iraq, an independent NGO for combating violence against women based in Sulaimaniyah with offices in Erbil, Duhok, and remote work across Iraq. He is also the acting director at the moment in the director’s absence. Arez studied his bachelor’s degree in Law at the University of Sulaimani, Iraq, he then studied at the University of Brunel in London where he received his Master in Law. Under Mr.Arez’s Leadership, Asuda has been instrumental in providing direct emergency assistance, medical assistance, socio- psychological counselling, economic empowerment and livelihood support for thousands of survivors of gender-based violence, including Syrian refugees and Internal Displaced People (IDP)s. Back to the beginning of 2017, he played a major role in establishing the coalition of Iraqi Women Networks among (a group of 20 Iraqi Women Network across Iraq) aiming at increasing the legislative advocacy capacity of women CSOs and establish close working relationship with legislators to work on women issues such as the issuance of Domestic Law in Iraq and supporting the safe reintegration of widows and other women and girls victimized by ISIS. Part of his mandate at Asuda Organization is to strengthen the coordination among the Iraqi grass root women Organization for a collective work on women issues.