Gender-Equality and Woman Empowerment

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is one of the main challenges facing the population in Iraq. Exacerbated by armed conflict and displacement, GBV is considered a principal barrier to women and girls achieving their full potential.  Therefore, SWEDO in 2020 opted to extend its partnership with UNFPA to reduce the prevalence of GBV and mitigate its harmful […]

Khadija can now take care of her child

2020, Erbil, Iraq Khadija, a 40-year-old internally displaced woman from Baghdad, now lives as a tenant in a rented room in Erbil with her eight-year-old boy, who has down syndrome. Khadija’s struggles with displacement became worse when her husband abandoned her without a divorce, leaving her and their child with no financial support. The spouse, […]