Supporting women empowerment in Iraq


IOM supports the creation of Women Empowerment Groups (WEGs) in Iraq to better assess and respond to women’s needs. Currently, the organization has helped to establish 25 WEGs with about 130 Iraqi women participating. WEGs, formed and run b...y committed women volunteers, provide a platform to discuss all issues affecting women in their daily lives. The IOM funded WEG play a core role in the Community Revitalization Program (CRP) as a space for community leadership in identifying local needs as well as implementing and monitoring projects. IOM provides training to WEG members, including interview techniques, with a particular focus on how to interact with vulnerable people.

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