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Combatting violence against women in Iraq

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International Associations and Organisations Federation (IAOF)

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

Our federation is involved in supporting civil society in Iraq. We implement projects designed to increase democracy in our country and need your help to do this.

A group of people we specifically want to help are women who are too often the target of violence and domestic abuse.

Due to a long history of violence against women, many Iraqi women lack basic knowledge about their rights and about the way in which social affairs are processed. Our project aims to enhance awareness and thereby strengthen the voices of women in the community.

What is your project and how will it help?

Our project is combatting violence against women. We have been working on this issue since April this year and intend to continue for 12 months. Through local instruments such as the media and education in popular offices we can make an impact on women especially and on the community generally.

Women have been particularly affected by their poor economic situation; many have been forced to compromise their basic human rights in order to survive. By bolstering protection for women’s elementary rights, the project will contribute to social, cultural and economic development and help women more fully participate in community life.

For a full description of the expected outcomes, please see the attached document.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

Other people can help us by running workshops as described in the attached document, and by helping to make TV and radio programmes. Other organisations such as universities, civil society organizations, the media, actors and other interested people can help us through their skills and abilities.

We also need funding, as outlined in the attached document.

Please detail the resources that you need.

We need 500,000 US$ to implement our project throughout the country for 12 months.
To tackle other women’s problems in Iraq, we need 3.000.000 US$.

Further information

Contact details

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Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Project funding

Regions / countries / territories

Middle East: Iraq

Global issues

Education and training; Gender issues; Human rights


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