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Our impact - KRI

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Our Impact in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Since 2003, Women for Women International has served more than 14,000 women across the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), offering support, tools, and access to critical skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.

Today, there are more than four million refugees and internally displaced people in Iraq.

We are working to empower the vulnerable women in the relatively stable northern Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Seve and her family. Photo: Alison Baskerville
Photo: Alison Baskerville

Empowering Women

We are supporting programmes that help displaced Syrian and Yezidi women overcome severe emotional trauma, teach them about their rights, acquire new business and vocational skills, and form networks for support and advocacy. 

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 the KRI to help them overcome trauma and find the resources needed to rebuild their lives.

Photo: Alison Baskerville

Engaging Men

We are also working to engage the men in these communities as partners and allies in women’s social and economic empowerment.

By targeting male relatives, religious, and community leaders, Women for Women International is facilitating critical dialogues that are changing discriminatory attitudes and behaviors toward women.

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