Monthly Archive: February 2017

Important New Support for OWFI’s Work from European Funders

We are proud and grateful to have received significant new funding for our work in the last few months. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a long-time supporter of OWFI, has partnered with us again for a multi-year project to support a wide range of OWFI’s efforts to advance legal and social improvements for Iraqi …

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Bread Baking Stoves and Supplies Empower Women in IDP Camp to Feed and Support Many Others

In January, an OWFI activist team visited people displaced by the fighting in Mosul who are living in the Khazir camp. We provided bread-baking stoves and sufficient amounts of flour to 10 women who have suffered human rights violations by ISIS fighters. Each of these 10 women will be able to support 20 tents through the …

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OWFI Sheltering More Women than Ever Before

OWFI is now providing shelter and support to by far the largest number of women and children we ever have — 26, some with children. We have responded in every way we are able to the many threats facing Iraqi women right now. In January, we opened two new shelters. The first, in Kirkuk, provides …

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The city of Mosul is devastated.

Hundreds of thousands have fled, with nothing, through a landscape of immense danger. The stories my colleagues and I have heard from the women who somehow survived this journey are heartbreaking. Families who must choose between staying and starving, or fleeing at a high risk of death.  Children abandoned along the route, some run over …

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