In response to the ongoing crisis in the region, Women for Women International is working with local organisations in Iraq to support Syrian and Yezidi women who have been forced to flee their homes as a result of war and conflict.
About women in Iraq
Responding to a global crisis
Displaced for months or years, women face challenges that threaten their basic security, economic well-being, and survival. They are targets of sexual harassment and gender-based violence in their families, camps, and host communities. They struggle to earn money to support their families. Many say they are hungry. They have survived extreme trauma and stress and are ready to move forward with their lives.
Over the next three years, Women for Women International will provide psychosocial support services, and life and business skills training to 3,000 Syrian and Yezidi women in Iraq to help them overcome trauma and find the resources needed to rebuild their lives.
Since 2004, Women for Women International – Democratic Republic of Congo has reached more than 98,000 women through our work in eastern Congo's North and South Kivu provinces.
Since 2006, Women for Women International – South Sudan has reached more than 15,000 women through our work.
Since 2002, Women for Women International - Afghanistan has reached more than 120,000 women through our work.