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April – September 2014: PEACE Legal Clinics

October 30, 2014
- The NGOs in Baghdad, Babil, Diyala and Basrah will continue the work of their legal clinics to support victimized women at no-cost to the PEACE project until December 31, 2014! The four clinics provided free services to 242 victimized women as a contribution from the lawyers despite the fact that their contract ended March 31, 2014. These efforts will raise the total number of beneficiaries benefited from the legal clinics to 1822.

July – September 2014: PEACE Awareness-Raising

October 30, 2014
- Baghdad Taskforce members led awareness sessions about the national charter and UN Resolution 1325. 

July – September 2014: PEACE Hearing Sessions

October 30, 2014
- The Task Force held 2 hearing sessions in Baghdad for women impacted by violence. The National Coalition and Task Force also worked closely with the partner NGOs and with local and national governments to support and inform any current or future peace-building initiatives to be more inclusive of women. IF and partner NGOs have completed a total of 26 hearing sessions in the five provinces.  

Iraq Foundation

Monthly Bulletin: August

October 6, 2014
- Dear Friends, In light of the recent violence in Iraq, IF has begun a fundraiser in support of internally displaced persons (IDPs). To date, IF has raised $7425 and we hope you will generously support this effort. IF-raised funds have provided food, water and children’s health supplies to IDP communities in Bartalla (Ninawa province) in acute need of water, shelter, and health provisions. If you would like to support IDPs, please donate here and indicate that your donation is for IDPs in the comment box. All funds directly benefit IDPs. Widows Initiative for Economic Sustainability WIES is funded by the US Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues. WIES aims to economically empowering over 560 female heads of household (FHHs) in Iraq by building skills, promoting entrepreneurship, and connecting them with employment opportunities. IF, in cooperation with its partner Al-Firdaws, held a charitable networking market on August 14, … Continue reading