Recent News

IF Meets with Minister of Women, PRTs, UN: July 2011

April 18, 2014
- IF met with the Minister of Women (MOW), Ibtihal Kasid Al Zaidy, and MP Jenan Bresam as well as local provincial council members and women’s associations. In Basra, staff brought widows to meet with members of the US Embassy, DRL and US chancer and other officials. While visiting the center in Ba’ashiq, Mosul, IF also met with members of a local Provincial Reconstruction Team and UN representative to discuss micro loan opportunities for EIWT participates. Selected Photos: IF staff meeting with the Minister of Women


Maysan Training Center Donates Sewing Machines to Widows: July 2011

April 18, 2014
- IF’s partner in Maysan, the Women’s NGO, was able to provide the widows in Maysan with 20 sewing machine to allow them to start their own businesses out of their houses. Select photos of Widows showing their sewing work and accepting the donation:


EIWT Cycle 2 Update: July 2011

April 18, 2014
- IF continued providing educational and vocational training throughout Iraq as part of the Empowering Iraqi Widows to Thrive (EIWT) project’s 2nd training cycle throughout Iraq. In addition to implementing life changing training and empowering our widowed participants with vocational opportunities, IF arranged for widows to meet with the elected officials in order to better advocate for their rights. To help facilitate employment opportunities, IF met with the Minister of Women (MOW), Ibtihal Kasid Al Zaidy, and MP Jenan Bresam as well as local provincial council members and women’s associations. In Basra, staff brought widows to meet with members of the US Embassy, DRL and US chancer and other officials. IF staff also conducted site visits to Mosul and Maysan enters to oversee and monitor the implementation of the project as well as meet with the cycle’s widows and discuss their progress. … Continue reading


Medical Visits Assist EIWT Widows and Families: May 2011

April 18, 2014
- Through the Health and Hygiene training which IF provided, local doctors and health officials learned that a viral infection had developed in the community thanks to information provided by IF’s participants. IF  facilitate a site visit to the area with the MOH team and they were able to provide the people there with the required medicine to fight the viral infection and curb the spread of these diseases.