Gender-Sensitive Vocational Training

"My life has changed so much since I got this job. For me, having a job has opened up a freedom I didn’t know. My training with IOM opened an entirely new world for me, and I really want to see more of it," Ala'a Hamdi.

Thanks to IOM’s Community Revitalization Program (CRP), in October 2012, Ala'a Hamdi started her first job ever as an archivist with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA) in Anbar, after completing a two month long vocational training. Ala'a’s family was forced to flee Baghdad in 2006 due to violence. IOM's Community revitalization programme (CRP) assists vulnerable communities by providing the un- and under-employed with job trainings and employment placement.

Read more about IOM’s work with women in Iraq on “IOM Supporting the Daughters of Iraq to Build a Better Future” (