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Success Stories from Al Rasid Project

June 6, 2016
- Thanks to IF’s small grants competition featured in Al Rasid (the Monitor) project, these beneficiaries are now able to generate a monthly income with skills they obtained through livelihood training classes. This initiative is just one part of Al Rasid’s efforts to address GBV and boost the understanding of the role women play as peace builders and the positive role of men in ending conflict. Through support for the National Action Plan and National Strategy for UNSCR 1325, Iraq hopes to eliminate the legal, social, and economic challenges faced by women. The small grants program targeted hundreds of beneficiaries throughout Iraqi society as a whole, with an emphasis on women displaced as a result of conflict, and those who are victims of violence. These four beneficiaries were hired as chefs in a bakery and frozen food shop in Mar Elias Church after successfully completing their baking and cooking training provided by the Association … Continue reading


Al-Rasid Activities January-March 2016: Baghdad

April 26, 2016
- In addition to hearing sessions with judicial stakeholders and awareness sessions for UNSCR 1325 and the NAP, vocational training for women’s economic empowerment in Baghdad involved providing training and equipment for hairdressing and sewing. The goals of the project are for women to start their own businesses within the IDP camp using the goods and skills provided to them. Activities in the Prophet Younis IDP camp also featured health and well-being training as well.  


Al-Rasid Activities January-March 2016: Basrah

April 26, 2016
- In Basrah, IF provided first aid training as well as education on sewing, handicraft, and hairdressing to improve vocational skills for women’s economic empowerment. The program also highlights hearing sessions with justice stakeholders and awareness sessions on UNSCR 1325 and the Iraq NAP.


Al-Rasid Activities January-March 2016: Erbil

April 26, 2016
- IF implemented awareness sessions throughout Erbil for UNSCR 1325 and the Iraq NAP. In addition to the educational sessions, vocational activities were also conducted that included training for hair dressing as well as other skills.