Israa Talfan

A social and political activist from Diyala. While leading the Women Advisory Board (WAB), a program launched in Diyala by the National Democratic Institute and the Canadian Government, Israa implemented many initiatives to renovate the public parks and make them accessible to the youth, and to empower women to make their way into the job market. She also established her own organization that focuses on empowering vulnerable groups. Esraa holds a Ph.D. in veterinary and has participated in the Political Candidate Track of the Iraq Leadership Fellows 2021.