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Edition One

WEO introduction:
Women empowerment organization is a non-governmental, voluntary and independent organization, established in June 2004 and since that time WEO is accomplishing projects in different working sectors in Iraq.More

 

Edition Two
  • Woman Empowerment Organization in February finalized many projects and has taken steps for starting other projects to be accomplished in the next few months. The Organization examines the impacts of these projects, and studies the goals for others. These projects are.More
Edition Three

Woman Empowerment Organization has been finalized many projects and trainings; it has taken steps for starting other projects to be accomplished in the next few months. The Organization examines the impacts and results of these projects, and studies the goals for others in Human rights sector to business trainings.More

Combating Violence against Women

Women Empowerment Organization in cooperation with UNIFEM held 8 one-day workshops in four Sub-districts surrounding the Erbil city. The workshops were under the title (Combating Violence against Women). 
The total number of the participants was 343 (266 women and 77 men).  The workshops started at 10:00 am and ended at 4:00 pm and tackled the issue of violence against women in the forms widely seen in the surrounding areas of Erbil city.

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The participants were the residents of these towns and they have almost similar level of education. They are totally unaware of the rights and freedom that each individual should enjoy in the framework of his/her own country. Women in these communities have no idea of their rights and do not feel that they are victimized. They blindly follow the footsteps of their forefathers and old traditions and anyone who deviates will be punished.


The strengths of the project can be found in the following points:


·        It acquainted women living in the outskirts of Erbil city with the fundamental rights and freedom they deserve to enjoy in new democratic Iraq.
·        The participation of men, managers of these places and the representatives of political parties in the workshops who unanimously supported the eradication of violence against women and expressed their readiness in this respect.
·        It identified the main causes leading to violence against women.
·        It labeled the Kurdish out-dated conventions and traditions as the main reason for persecuting women in the outskirts of Erbil city.
·        It described violence as a social crime done unjustly against women and no adequate action has been taken by government to stop it.
·        The workshops coincided with the government campaign for stopping violence against women.

·        Conducting pre- and post evaluation in each workshop.