Combatting Violence Against Women

On November 26th and again on November 29th, we held seminars followed by an open discussion about combating violence against women. The seminar on November 29th was presented by Shokhan Ahmed from WOLA, as a part of series of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign in Halabja NWE Org office.

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The seminar and open discussion about violence against women, that took place on November 26th was presented by Niyaz Dlshad and Heshw Jamil, also as part of the series of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign in the Agricultural Technical College in Halabja.

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We are happy to share that the seminars were both very well attended.

The seminars were organized by NWE Org and supported by WADI.

Highlights from November

The month of November has been a busy time at NWE organization. Our different projects are progressing well. Here are some highlights we would like to share with you:

Recently on the 13th we held a graduation ceremony for 32 girls who finished the English Course program. The girls were from different backgrounds, local, refugee and IDP, they all received certificates of participation.

Our successful sewing course for local, refugee and IDP women continues, and new skills are learned every week. These skills give women the economic independence to provide for their families.

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We also held a health awareness seminar where 37 Yazidi women attended. The seminar was presented by Shadan Merza, a medical instructor . With the fast approaching winter the women we visited also requested winter clothes, shoes and coats for their children, rugs, heaters and oil to stay warm. If you would like to help, please donate here.

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We also visited Ashty Refugee Camp of Arbat where we held a women’s legal awareness seminar for women, increasing their awareness of their rights and how to obtain them.

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All of these activities were supported by Medica Mondial and Wadi. For more day to day updates about our work please follow us on Facebook.