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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

 

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  • 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

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Project Description

The project’s main goal is to support and rehabilitate women in Kurdistan into society through providing legal awareness and assistance, capacity building trainings, referral centers and publications. 
The project intends to implement several activities in order to achieve the above mentioned goal. For example, a mobile team will be constituted to hold workshops with women in the rural areas and towns surrounding Erbil city. The team will provide legal advice for the woman participants and acquaint them with their legal rights. A referral Center inside WEO office will be established to refer the violence cases to court and it will also have a hotline service to which any women can call. A website will be established in which awareness topics will be published. A special radio will be established for women. The radio aims to raise awareness among listeners about women rights and women’s role in the Kurdish society through well designed programs based on facts and legal background. Religious imams and police officers will be trained on women rights and what role they can play in disseminating the concept of non-violence against women

 

Project Objectives

  1. The provision of legal awareness and advice for women through WEO mobile teams.
  2. The referral of the cases of victimized women to court
  3. Raising legal, social, cultural and political awareness of women through a special radio.
  4. The training of religious Imams, police officers who deal with women issues directly.

 

Project Activities

WEO is going to launch a full-scale series of activities to support the women in Kurdistan through assisting them legally, and providing them with protection means by which they can avoid violence and being victimized. WEO attempts to empower women in need and raise their awareness on different aspects so that they know what are their rights and freedom in the new Iraqi legal framework. This can be done through the following key activities:
  1. Constituting a mobile legal team consisting of a lawyer and a social researcher, holding workshops with women in the rural areas and towns surrounding Erbil city. The team will provide legal advice for the woman participants and acquaint them with their legal rights. Moreover, the participants will be informed with the legal and court procedures they need in case if they faced violence or discrimination. Each workshop will be attended by 30 female participants and stationeries, handouts, and refreshments will be provided for participants. The workshops will be held once per week and each workshop takes one day. That is, by the end of the year (the project duration), the team will have implemented 48 workshops for 1440 female participants. The team will refer any case of violence if they noticed in their workshops to the referral center.
  2. Establishing a Referral Center inside WEO office for referring the violence cases to court. The center will be run by two competent lawyers who take the cases to court and follow up the results. The center will also have a hotline service to which any women can call.
  3. Establishing a website in which awareness topics will be published. The awareness topics include political, social, cultural, economical and health articles and stories of successful women.
  4. Establishing a special radio for women. The radio aims to raise awareness among listeners about women rights and women’s role in the Kurdish society through well designed programs based on facts and legal background. The range of topics is widely varied and depends on current critical issues that concern all. The programs encourage diverse, tolerant, objective and authentic discussions on all subjects. For the time being, the radio is able to broadcast only 16 hours a day but is aiming at a full time broadcasting in the near future plus an internet presence that provides streaming for all programs on daily basis.
  5. Training religious imams and police officers on women rights and what role they can play in disseminating the concept of non-violence against women. The trainings will be held bi-weekly and each training will be attended by 10 participants. 12 trainings will be held for imams and 12 for police officers. Thus, 120 imams and 120 police officers will be trained.