About women in the Kurdistan Region of 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. The realities and experiences of displaced women are made more difficult by living in exile from all that is familiar to them. While they are still processing the trauma they have experienced, they are ready to begin the journey of rebuilding their lives.
Our programme provides women with vital skills, knowledge and resources to create sustainable change in the four key areas of health and well-being, livelihoods and saving, rights and decision-making, and support networks.
Since 2004, Women for Women International – Democratic Republic of Congo has served more than 91,000 women through our year-long programme.
Between 2006 and 2016, Women for Women International – South Sudan served more than 15,000 women through our year-long programme.
Since 2002, Women for Women International - Afghanistan has served more than 109,000 women through our year-long programme.