Activities:

WEP 3rd and 4th Graduation!
May 12, 2010

WEP in the Media
3rd Cycle Graduation Articles
April, 2010

4th Cycle Training Photos - Baghdad Rissafa Center – April 29, 2010

IF Empowers Iraqi Widows During the Iraq's National Election! February and March, 2010

WEP in the Media
March 30, 2010

WEP 4th Cycle Training Photos - Baghdad
March 2010

WEP Cycle 4 Democracy Training Photos- Baghdad February 2010

WEP Mentoring Training Photos - Basra February 2010

WEP Training Photos - Basra January 2010

Thank You Letters from Widows
October - December, 2009

Basra Widows Use Signatures not Thumb Prints
October - December, 2009

Photos of Basra Sewing Training:
December 3, 2009

Basra Widows Participate in IRD Grant Workshop
November, 2009

Basra Graduation:
2nd Cycle
November, 2009

Basra Al-Zubair Training Center Photos
December, 2009

Baghdad Graduation:
2nd Cycle
October 10, 2009

Media Coverage for Baghdad 2nd Cycle Graduation
October 10, 2009

Basra Exhibition of Products
September 16 - 18, 2009

Zubair - Basra Training Center:
2nd Cycle Photos
September / October 2009

Al-Quarna - Basra Training Center:
2nd Cycle Photos
September / October 2009

Baghdad Exhibition of Products
August - September 2009

Basra Training Centers:
2nd Cycle Photos
June 2009

Mentoring Activity Photos
May 2009

Al-Qurna Training Center:
2nd Cycle Photos
May 2009

Rasafa Training Center:
2nd Cycle Photos
May 2009

Al-Qurna Training Center:
2nd Cycle Photos
April 2009

Al-Zubair Training Center:
2nd Cycle Photos
April 2009

Cycle One Graduation - Basra
April 2009

Cycle One Graduation - Baghdad
March 2009

Al-Qurna Training Center:
1st Cycle Photos
October 2008

Al-Zubair Training Center:
1st Cycle Photos
September 2008

Rasafa Training Center:
1st Cycle Photos
September 2008

Karkh Training Center:
1st Cycle Photos
September 2008

WEP Opening Ceremony
Rasafa, Baghdad August 2008

 

 

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Widows Empowerment Project
(WEP)

The goal of the project is to train disadvantaged Iraqi widows on a set of skills that will empower them politically, and increase their economic independence. The project also aims to enhance the Iraqi widows' understanding of their rights and civic responsibilities to be better able to participate in the democratic process and civic life.

The objectives of the project will be to:

 

  • Politically empower the participants in the program through educating them on their rights and civic responsibilities and roles in a democratic society. This will include their rights in the constitution and Iraqi laws as citizens and women and their rights in international agreements ratified by Iraq, including in The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

 

  • Train 200 widows who are single heads of their household from Baghdad neighborhoods on a set of targeted vocational skills that will give them the necessary expertise to enter the workplace.

 

  • Provide literacy and income-generating skills classes to 270 widows who are single heads of their households in semi-rural neighborhoods in the Basra governorate to enable them to participate in the democratic process and better support themselves and their families.

 

  • Establish systems through which IF could assist the graduates of the training program in Baghdad to network with employers and secure jobs. IF will help connect the graduates with our extensive governmental and NGO network of contacts and help the graduates write CVs. IF will also provide training on interviewing skills and the rights of women in the workplace.

 

 

 
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