Ismaeel Dawood

“I have heard about nonviolence for the first time in Brazil during a session  organized as part of the world social forum (WSF), and this is how I meet NOVA and my dear friends Martina Pingnattii, Jean-Marie Muller and Marti Olivella.”

Ismaeel Dawood is a  Iraqi Human rights defender . He worked in the past years (2003- present), intensively on the promotion and the monitoring of human rights and building democracy in Iraq. He is working on empowering civil society and increasing its role in Iraq. He was one of the activists that established the national iraqi nonviolence group that is called “LaOnf” , and worked on the nonviolence week since 2006, which is a yearly activity aim to promote the nonviolence alternatives in iraq. I started my commitment and work on nonviolence as a  social and political tool for change since 2005.  He is now working (for an Italian nongovernamental organization Un Ponte Per) in Developing human rights projects and strategies for iraqui and MENA, developing and implementing advocacy and networking plans for civil society actors in Iraq. He is currently studying in her PhD program in Human Rights and Sustainability in the italian University Sant Anna.