The demonstrators' advisory board: What after the October Revolution? The role of protest activities in directing policies government and its accountability

Jul 25, 2020

 

 

Speakers:

- Ms. Enas Jabbar, Tammuz Organization for Social Development.

- Mr. Hudhaifa Baher, Head of "Al-Malja Organization for Humanitarian Aid and Empowerment".

- Mr. Nawras Adnan "Sawt Al-Thayer Campaign".

- Mr. Nabil Falah, the Coordinating Committee for Students Sit-in.

 

They were interviewed by: Mr. Yassir Makki from "Moja" Organization

 

The Third Session was from: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, 25th July 2020

 

Enas Jabbar talked about Tammuz Organization for Social Development, saying that "the change that happened to the manner and targets of the protests caused citizens to change their claims from demanding services, as it happened previously, to demanding their lawful rights in October protests.

 

The interviewer pointed to the importance of these changes for citizens.

 

Nabil Falah, a member in "the Coordinating Committee for Students Sit-in" in Al-Najaf, added that the student coordination play an important role in October protests and their impact on political change, as he, with his colleagues, managed committees coordinated with the universities of the governorate and the rest of Iraq governorates.

 

"The role of civil society lies in observing the government by involving citizens in observation through the use of modern technologies that may contribute to strengthening transparency and government accountability." Hudhaifa Baher, the Head of Al-Malja Organization said.

 

"The role of non-governmental organizations lies in demanding rights through their programs, besides that he talked about partisan quotas and the impact of the division of positions in ministries on public fund", Nawras Adnan from "Sawt Al-Thayer Campaign" said.