Today we have expanded the regions covered on Insight on Conflict with the addition of the Iraq section. Despite numerous challenges facing the country after the US invasion and subsequent insurgency, there is hope for Iraq’s burgeoning civil society, with many encouraged by the country’s recent NGO law.

Many thanks to our newest Local Correspondent, Benoite Martin, for her work in gathering information on peacebuilding organisations working in Iraq. Benoite has also had the opportunity to interview a representative of the Women's Leadership Institute, one of the leading women's voices for peace in Iraq, you can listen to the interview here.

Other the coming weeks and months we will continue to expand the Iraq section to bring you more information on the local peacebuilders in the country, so be sure to check back regularly.