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Tanya Darwish

WHRD, Director

Tanya Darwish is a woman human rights defender, that works on promoting women and LGBTQI+  rights in Iraq. She is the Director of Rasan Organisation, which is a human rights organisation based in Kurdistan, Iraq, that works on promoting women and LGBTQI+ rights in Iraq, through supporting them with legal, social and psychological support. They also work on raising awareness campaigns.


Women human rights defenders have been subjected to smear campaigns on social media due to their participation in protests and have been specifically targeted for abduction and killing, particularly in the southern city of Basra.