Category Archive: Activities

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 held the founding event of organizing a Black-Iraqi Women’s gathering on 16th of February

OWFI held the founding event of organizing a Black-Iraqi Women’s gathering on 16th of February, led by Alia Ali (5th from left). Alia championed running our shelter for Black-Iraqi women in Baghdad successfully for the last 2 years. It is time for Alia and the Sisters in Iraq to defend their rights to dignity and …

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Shelter for Young Yazidi Victims of ISIS Now Open

We have recently opened a shelter for Yazidi women and girls who have escaped slavery by ISIS. OWFI activists rented a house, furnished it, and conducted many planning and training sessions with our new activists there. I met with five ISIS survivors, mostly under 20 years old, and spoke words of support and apologized for …

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Yanar Mohammed is the co-founder of the Organisation for Women’s Freedom in Iraq (Video)

ONE BILLION RISING, AFRICAN AMERICAN POLICY FORUM, and the CENTER FOR INTERSECTIONALITY AND SOCIAL POLICY STUDIES (CISPS) AT COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL presents: BODIES OF REVOLUTION: WOMEN RISE AGAINST THE VIOLENCE OF POLICE, STATES & EMPIRE       Moderated by Laura Flanders (The Laura Flanders Show) and Featuring: Fartuun Adan SOMALIA Suad Amiry PALESTINE Kimberle Williams Crenshaw USA Eve …

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Video

Yanar Mohammed OWFI’s president testimony at the United Nations.

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Security is not just CCTV: valuing ourselves is security

It feels as if the entire world has been given over to the most perverse notions of ‘safety’  that are really about death and destruction, cruelty and conflict, grandiosity and greed. Marion Bowman reports from the Nobel Women’s Initiative conference in the Netherlands.   It was a classic image of protectiveness. The figure of a …

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Women Confronting ISIS: Local Strategies and States’ Responsibilities (Video)

Symposium at City University of New York- School of Law   Friday, March 6, 2015   This Symposium offers a unique and timely opportunity to engage with locally-based Iraqi and Syrian women activists working across sectarian lines, as well as international experts to address the crisis of women’s human rights in areas controlled by the Islamic State of …

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Women Confronting ISIS: Local Strategies and States’ Responsibilities

Friday, March 6, 2015 | 9:00am – 5:00pm Dave Fields Auditorium CUNY School of Law 2 Court Square Long Island City, NY 11101 This Symposium offers a unique and timely opportunity to engage with locally-based Iraqi and Syrian women activists working across sectarian lines, as well as international experts to address the crisis of women’s …

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You’re Invited: “My Body Is Not Your Battlefield”

EVENT: Women Confronting ISIS: Local Strategies & States’ Responsibilities Engage with locally-based Iraqi and Syrian women activists and international experts addressing the crisis of women’s human rights under the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).   Friday, March 6, 2015 | 9:00am – 5:00pm (FREE Entry) CUNY School of Law | 2 Court Square …

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World Woman Festival 2015: Women in countries such as Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan ‘worst hit’ by fundamentalism

Women are the greatest victims of the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, and the extent of the violence being inflicted upon them can no longer be ignored, an international panel of human rights campaigners has said. In a debate about jihadis, campaigners at the World Woman Festival in Oslo said that in countries such as Iraq, …

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Call for Iraqi Women Victimized by ISIS

The Islamic State of Iraq and Levantine (ISIS) atrocities, since the occupation of Mosul city, have shocked the Iraqi and the International community altogether. Their criminal conduct is abysmal against Iraqi women in general, and specifically against the Yazidi, Christian, Shiite Shebek and Turkomen women. The women are kidnapped and sold in groups and as …

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International Women’s Day Statement

Male, Class, and Sectarian Oppression are Strengthened Through Exploiting and Subjugating Us Eleven years of violence in Iraq have resulted in the escalation of a sectarian, authoritarian, backward, and oppressive rule; these years led to the creation of a dictatorial power that violently opposes any actions for liberation and egalitarian demands; an authoritarian dictatorship that …

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A People’s Hearing

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