More than 4 million Syrian refugees and displaced people are struggling to rebuild their lives in Iraq. Despite the lack of economic opportunity and near constant threats of gender-based violence in refugee camps and host communities, women are determined to rebuild their lives and keep their families together.
In response to the ongoing crisis in the region, Women for Women International is working with local organizations in Northern Iraq to support Syrian and Yezidi women who have been forced to flee their homes as a result of war and conflict. Your financial support makes it possible for us to provide programs that help displaced Syrian and Yezidi women overcome severe emotional trauma, teach them about their rights, acquire new business and vocational skills, and form networks for support and advocacy.
Over the next three years, WfWI will provide psychosocial support services, and life and business skills training to 3,000 Syrian and Yezidi women in Northern Iraq to help them overcome trauma and find the resources needed to rebuild their lives.
Since 2003, WfWI has served more than 14,000 women across Iraq, offering support, tools, and access to critical skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.