About the Women We Served in Iraq

Women care for 3 children on average

Only 59% attended primary school

Average daily income is $0.52 at enrollment

Sectarian violence and competing extremist organizations vying for control pose increased threats and magnify the daily struggles confronting Iraqi women. Despite bombings, torture, rape, and the threat of displacement, women strive to keep their families together.

Women like Awham are determined to forge a new path, and willing to take the risks.

Awham's Story

Our Impact

Since 2003, Women for Women International – Iraq has served more than 14,000 women through our yearlong program.

After graduating from our program, women reported positive changes in four key areas:

Women earn and save money: More than 30 times as many participants report earning more than $1.00 per day two years after graduating from our yearlong program.
Women develop health and well-being: Nearly twice as many participants report practicing family planning two years after graduation.
Women influence decisions in the home and community: 90 percent of participants report being involved in household financial decisions.
Women create and connect to networks for support and advocacy: Nearly six times as many participants report they have shared knowledge of their rights with other women in their communities.