Category Archive: Campaigns

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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OWFI Statement

The need to create safe houses for women in the cities liberated from ISIS The ISIS invasion to the Iraqi cities have caused much misery as a result of massacres and executions. In the same time it devastated lives of women who were forced into marriages, raped into pregnancies, many of whom gave birth to …

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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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OWFI statement for the 14 day to end VAW

Liberate the Iraqi Women Detained by Daesh, On June 10, the occupation of the city of Mosul started a new chapter of women’s suffering in Iraq. Daesh (ISIS) reawakened the ancient tribal habits of claiming women as spoils of war. While most of the detained thousands of women were from religious minorities such as Yezidies, …

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OWFI Statement

Organisation of Women’s Freedom Iraq-OWFI   (27/08/2014) Statement of solidarity with the Yazidi community and condemnation of ethnic cleansing of Iraq’s minority groups by ISIS.

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Statement by the European Feminist Initiative IFE-EFI

IN SOLIDARITY WITH IRAQI WOMEN’S RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS European Feminist Initiative IFE-EFI  and MENA partners,  among them women’s rights organizations from Iraq and  Kurdistan  Region,  are working together to advocate in the Euro-Mediterranean political space for the values of equality between women and men and the demand for the recognition and implementation of women’s fundamental right …

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On the Occupation of Mosul and the Cities of Western Iraq

The Iraqi society is suffering unprecedented crisis that threatens the future of peaceful co-existence of citizens, and augments genocides and civil conflicts based on the sectarian identities that were established on the Iraqi population, and were strengthened throughout more than a decade of the American occupation to Iraq.

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The Iraq War’s Real Legacy

JESSICA DESVARIEUX, TRNN PRODUCER: On a planned presidential trip to the E.U. headquarters, it was supposed to be all handshakes and photo ops about a new trade deal. But instead, President Obama, in his speech before the E.U., took to defending the United States’ decision to invade Iraq.

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A Decade of Occupation for Iraqi Women.

A decade after the US invasion of Iraq, only one of the straw-man arguments for going to war remains standing: “We did it for democracy and women’s rights.” And yet we hear the same thing again and again from women in the shelters we operate throughout Iraq: “Why are we living in these violent times?”

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Is International Women’s Day Still Worth Celebrating?

Women’s rights have come a long way since the first International Women’s Day in 1900. Talks of gender equality have come to dominate the agenda of politicians of all credos leaving many wondering if there is still a need for a feminist struggle – especially within Western democratic societies.

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Day 16/16 of Activism Against Gender Violence: Women Rights and War

“Growing up in such high level of political violence, state oppression, and degradation had left its impact on me of course… from a very early age I became very rebellious against imposed norms and restrictions.”

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An open letter

An open letter to: President of Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq, Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq, Kurdistan Regional Government and public opinion,

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