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Women Empowerment Organization

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.

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AREAS OF WORK

ADVOCACY

ADVOCACY


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

LIVELIHOOD SUPPORT

LIVELIHOOD SUPPORT


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

AWARENESS

AWARENESS


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

HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT

HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT


• Rapid Response Mechanism
• Full Food Ration
• Winterization

SERVICES

SERVICES


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

WHERE WE WORK?


WEO can cover the following geographic areas and provinces

What We Do?

A mission to solve a problem

Protecting Human Rights

Empowering Women and Girls

Reducing Gender-based Violence

Combating Child, Early and Forced Marriage

Promoting Accountability & Transparency

Empowering Women in Crisis and Conflict

Advancing Reproductive Health

Promoting Hygiene

Access to Justice

Business Incubation for Women

Livelihood Programs for IDPs, Refugees and Returnees

Build the research capacity and increase the gender knowledge

Increasing the protection, reintegration and awareness of women and girls survivors of SGBV

Rapid Response Mechanism

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Our Mission and Vision

Women Empowerment Organization (WEO) is an independent, non-profit organization that aims to achieve gender equality and women’s fair participation and inclusion in all aspects of life in Iraq. WEO plans to do so by empowering women economically and politically, ending all forms of gender-based violence, and advocating for policy development and reform that addresses gender equality and the national adoption and implementation of international resolutions and conventions.

WEO envisions a peaceful and secure society where gender equality is distinctly reflected in the laws, policies, and peace initiatives. Men and women fairly share all economic, political, and cultural opportunities and resources and together participate in making decisions and resolving conflicts.

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