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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

The Norwegian Ambassador visits the WEO

On March 27th .11 Mrs. Suzan Aref "Women Empowerment Organization Director" Hosted Mr. Petter Ølberg the Ambassador of Norway accompanied by the Norwegian Deputy Minister of Justice.

The Ambassador visited the Organization through the meeting of the Reference Group (listening and legal advices centers) that focused on gender based on violence project and supporting listening and legal advices centers. The meeting was very good discussing their goals to reduce the violence against women, and help women to obtain seats in society politically, socially and economically.


The attendees from the Reference group were Rachel Paul, INGER-LISE W. LARSEN "OSLO Manager", Ms. Sundus A. Hassan "Executive Manager for the Woman's Leadership Institute", Eva Aarretad Eriksen "Advisor in the directorate of Integration and Diversity" and the Program coordinator Rasha Adnan. Also there were social worker: Alia Rashid Amin "Program Manager for Norwegian People's Aid- Iraq", Racnel Moni and Dema Abdullah Toma from Jordan.
Their aiming meeting was to raise and discuss the work of the listening and counseling centers for women. (WEO have many stories about women cases) by viewing the major problems and how they can give solutions.

They also focus on their discussions about the forced marriage, early marriage. Each center gives examples with stories for what women suffer and how they solve it.
Also discussed the project of the hotline services and how to take measures to help women who are unable to come to the centers and the way to support them in other ways suit to their circumstances.
Also mentioned the importance of making advertisement on T.V and Radio also by leaflets/brochures and many other ways to give the chance for all women to know about this project which it create to support them.

Its good to mentioned the supporting of the Norwegian Church Aid for the WEO Project for giving special courses for the Religious Capacity Building to educate the clergy - Almula - and change their view on dealing with women and accepted them to be leaders having the right of choice and decision-making.
At the end of the meeting, Aref thanks the Ambassador for his visit and invited him with the Norwegian delegation to the seminar that will hold the next day with the Danish delegation about the Hotline services.