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Domestic Violence National Advocacy

The largest national campaign on Domestic Violence in Iraq. With the direct engagement of 500+ diverse dtakeholders of youth leaders, religious leaders, civil society leaders, decision makers, and rural women and girls for the national policy reform of 5% budget increase in the policy implementaion in rural communities nationwide.

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Gender Equality Advocacy (GEA) Program for Youth


Youth For Women Foundation has initiated an extensive 3-month long advocacy program for 65+ young people, under the mentorship of  professional experts, on gender studies especially gender-based violence, sexual reproductive health rights, LGBTQIA+ Rights, the UN sustaimable development goals, and advocacy and communication skills in Kurdistan region, Northern Iraq.


The young leaders represented the most diverse cohor ever, with the majority coming from rural, refugee, IDP camps and remote communities with representation of the historically marginalized minorities, religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds in Iraq.

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Religious Leaders Advocacy Trainings


The Foundation has initiated a week-long advocacy conference for over 45 religious leaders of more than 21 various rural, marginalized, and religious minorities of Iraq.


The initiative has educated, empowered, and recruited religious leaders as sustainble activists for promoting gender equalityt, combating domestic violence and harmful practices, and eradicating the prevalent religiously-based LGBTQphobia in the region. We empowered them to act as amplifiers of our key messages to hundrends of other men in the weekly religious speeches of their marginalized communities.


The religious leader has also endorsed and signed our petition for the national domestic violence policy reform of a 5% increase in the annual budget allocated for the policy implementation in rural communities nationwide.





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Awareness Campaigns for Rural Women and Girls


In August 2021, Youth For Women Foundation has empowered the 65+ young people trained through the GEA program, to lead 7 community awareness campaigns in 7 diffrent locations of north Iraq, including two refugee camps, an internally displaced peope camp, a semi-urban community, and three marginalized cities where most GBV cases take place. Each group of young leaders within their divided out group was assigned for a spesific role during the awareness campaigns to ensure the implementation of the most accurate, successful and risk mitigated initiatives for women and girls , given the sensitivity of the subject in the target communities. 


The young leaders handed out 350+ educational pamphlets to 350 women and girls that contained information on the domestic violence policy, the GBV hotline, and health and legal services they can refer to in case of domestic GBV exposure.




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