Several NGOs and local government are helping residents in two Tripoli neighborhoods to overcome years of animosity and hostilities between them, and progress has been made, but more governmental assistance is needed to pull them out of crisis.
The Youth Organisation for Development and Volunteerism in the Libyan town of Ghademes established a workshop entitled “Peaceful Coexistence and Correcting Misconceptions”, which aims to bring together civil society groups and activists in Libya to change the image of Ghadames’s young people.
Although Eid al-Adha is primarily celebrated by Muslims, the people of Mosul call on all communities to come together and bring life back to the city. Citizens stress that this Eid is different from the past Eids in Mosul.
Religious leaders and community representatives have met at a conference in Mosul to form a road map for the eventual attainment of inter-religious peace post-ISIS. Furthermore, it is hoped that by promoting religious coexistence more of Nineveh's displaced population will be able to return home.
An Institute for Coexistence and Peace has been opened in the Iraqi city of Najaf. Institutions aimed at promoting adherence to the rule of law regardless of ethnic and religious denominations are gaining more legitimacy in Iraq.