About Us

Women Empowerment Organization (WEO) was established in Erbil, Iraq in 2004. Since then, WEO has worked with a range of partners and donors that include UN agencies and EU grantees to implement programs and activities that promote equal rights for women to ensure they have an active role in the Iraqi community through enhancing their social, political, economic and cultural participation.

WEO works to prevent and respond to GBV and provides survivors of GBV with social and psychological counselling, legal assistance, case management and advocates to increase women’s legal protection. WEO has facilitated a variety of trainings and workshops with KRG ministries, community and religious leaders, judges and police officers in an effort to provide information and secure community members’ support for enhancing women’s rights and protection.

areas of work

ADVOCACY


• UNSCR 1325
• CEDAW
• Domestic Violence Law
• Child Marriage
• Research and Data Analysis

Livelihood Support


• Business Trainings
• Job Opportunities
• Life Skills and Vocational Skills
• Language/IT Trainings

 

Awareness


• Women Rights Awareness for Religious Leaders
• Female Genital Mutilation
• Economic Awareness for community members and leaders

 

Humanitarian Support


• Rapid Response Mechanism
• Full Food Ration
• Winterization

 

 

Services


• Protection Services (Gender Based Violence , Child Protection)
• Legal Aid
• Education
• Hygiene Promotion
• Medical and Psychological

Latest Events

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09Jul
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Women in Peace and Security – Community Policing Training

On 9th – 13th July 2017 Women Empowerment Organization (WEO) in cooperation with International Organization of Migration (IOM) held a five day Training Of Trainers (TOT) for WEO’s staff from...

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22May
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Rule of Law Progress in Sinjar after the Liberation of the City

On 22nd of May 2017, Women Empowerment Organization (WEO) in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) held a one day conference entitled “Rule of Law Progress in Sinjar after the...

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Upcoming Event

08 Mar

International Women's Day 8 March

12:00 am-2:15 am

The earliest Women's Day observance was held on February 28, 1909 in New York when organized by the Socialist Party of Americ...

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Videos

WEO On Global And Local Media
11 Sep, 2017
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Susan Aref Founder And Director Of WEO

11 Sep, 2017
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16 Days Campaign For Stopping Violence
Against Women
11 Sep, 2017
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"Lana" Project

WEO Strategic Plan 2017-2020

The Board of WEO took a decision to develop a strategic plan to address those needs in an adequate approach while contemplating to provide result-based and quality interventions that integrally and accountably preserve the life, rights, dignity and wellbeing of women and girls within both the displaced and host Iraqi communities. As such, in early 2017, WEO conducted a series of planning actions aimed at the development of responsive strategies and consequently structures and capacities, that would be needed to implement the new plan’s directions. The result of this process is reflected in the following strategic document that will guide WEO’s ends and means for the next four years. Nonetheless, to succeed effectively.

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