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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

Religious Imams Awareness Project

    Women Empowerment Organization in cooperation with Diakonia held four workshops for licensed religious men and women who lead the religious ceremonies in Erbil community. The workshops were aiming at raising the awareness of these religious figures about human rights and women rights so that they can educate people on these principles and this will in turn lead to the reduction of violence and the spread of tolerance in the Kurdish community, since these religious figures are highly respected in Kurdish society.


The workshops were held in the halls of Al-Sawaf Mosque and Jalil Khayat Mosque in Erbil city. The total beneficiary of the workshops was 225 religious persons (men and women). Each workshop took three days and lectured by highly qualified and experienced lecturers. The activities were all conducted under the supervision of the ministry of Awqaf and religious affairs. The activities started in July 2007 and ended in September 2007 with issuing a booklet about all the lectures given in the workshops and each participant was given a copy of this booklet.

The project was aiming at:


· Disseminating human rights awareness to licensed religious men and women.
·Reducing violence and old traditions through licensed religious men and women and educating them with human rights principles so that these principles spread to a larger number of people