Welcome to WEO
Women Empowerment Organization is a non-governmental, voluntary and independent organization. Established in June 2004; Erbil, Iraq. The main goal of W.E.O. is to consolidate women's roles and capabilities in the Iraqi community through enhancing their social, political, economic and cultural participation. W.E.O. conducts trainings, seminars, conferences and workshops that foster an exchange of information and experience among national, regional and international human rights movements.
Women’s and human rights, gender equity, economic engagement and political participation are promoted. Another objective of WEO. Is to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women, with respect to CEDAW. Topics discussed at all WEO's activities are associated to upholding and protecting women's rights with regards to local laws and pending legislations. Through awareness campaigns and advocacy to the related decision makers in order to meet the Global standards established in the international conventions and treaties. Our organization encourages youth and women participation in the development and rebuilding process of Iraq. We support our participants and trainees to locate employment opportunities, for shaping economic development. W.E.O. has been identified as a regional location to act as a Small Business Development Center (SBDC). It is supported by USAID, sponsored project IZDIHAR and TIJARA. WEO has earned a unique status in the community for fostering a business learning environment, to serve as a proactive partner in providing for the aforementioned services.