Rebaz Khursheed has 10 years of experience in non-profit and civil society. He earned a M.A and a Ph.D in Law from Sulaimanyah University and teaches in his alma mater since 2008, and studied Democracy and Leadership in Syracuse University. He worked in IHRLI, as project manager, on documenting Iraq’s history of violations of human rights. For 3 years, with Norwegian People’s Aid, he advocated for the rights of minorities, trained government authorities on Human Rights principles. Rebaz was one of the first responders to the Yezidi’s crisis, during which, and through NPA, he managed to find shelter and food for the first Yezidi families fleeing ISIS. Because of his commitment to helpng the IDPs and Refugees, he joined the humanitarian aid field with REACH, and became responsible for managing the IDP camps, and working on establishing peaceful coexistence between them and the host communities. Recently, because of his active participation in women’s rights efforts, he was selected by People’s Development Organization (PDO) to be their Chairman of the Board of Trustees. And currently serves as program coordinator with International Media Support along with his teaching position, and is nominated to teach at the American University in Iraq as well.
Main Pillar: Media
Areas of Expertise: Journalism and New Media Technologies
Country of Origin: Iraq
City of Residency: Sulaymaniyah, Iraq