In cooperation with Heartland, Masarat issued its first report, titled “Iraqi minorities at crossroads after ISIS tsunami”. After that, Masarat issued its second report, which deals with Iraqi minority’s political participation and present a map of Iraqi minority groups. Therefore, the report is of great importance in understanding needs of the Iraqi minorities.It is forgone conclusion that effective political participation could contribute to reducing severe tensions, promoting stability and reducing migration of minority groups.Some of the Iraqi minorities cannot get their rights to political participation for legal reasons. That is, Iraqis of African origins and Kaka’s, for example, have not gotten official recognition. Baha’i has legally been banned as a religious minority in the light of revolutionary command council orders.According to interviews held with a number of minority’s representatives, there is a serious lack of political willingness behind failing to get full political participation. Our report relied on a number of interviews. These interviews held inside and outside Iraq. The former held in Baghdad, Basra, Erbil, Kirkuk, Dohuk, Al Diwaniyah, and Halabja. The latter in the US state of Michigan and German city of Hanover. Most of these interviews carried out in the July and September of 2015, and the rest in November.
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