Rezhiar Fakhrir was born in Iran in a refugee camp in 1990 and moved back to Kurdistan in Northern Iraq when he was two. Politics has always been part of his life . He started school in his home village and moved to the city to finish high school and university. He was very determined to bring change to Kurdish society on a cultural, social, political and traditional level. He decided to write about it. He worked for a local NGO as a project manager and then a board member. As a teacher, he realized that education is the best way to bring change to Kurdistan and that he had the duty to educate himself further to achieve real change for his society. He now works for Mine Advisory Group, as a Community Liaison Coordinator. Growing up in a war-torn environment, he has been writing about conflicts and issues related to the political, cultural and social situation in Kurdistan. In his articles, he insists on the human dimension of conflicts to highlight that people at war have more in common than they think and should concentrate on that instead of their differences. He shares some personal insights too. Since he has never travelled abroad, his favorite place to be is his kitchen where he finds refuge and can set his creativity free.
Sector: Non-Profit and NGO
Main Pillar: Migration
Areas of Expertise: Civil Society and Human Rights
Country of Origin: Iraq
City of Residency: Sulaymaniyah, Iraq