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Organisation for Women’s Freedom in Iraq September 14, 2006

Posted by Winter in please do something, war.
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This came via the ukfeministaction list. I edited it to remove the author’s personal contact details.

The Organisation for Women’s Freedom in Iraq is a feminist anti-fundamentalist Iraqi NGO which seeks to empower women and protect them from state-sanctioned, sectarian and domestic violence. We are currently working on raising awareness in the UK and getting more people involved in our activism.

If you care about the situation of women in Iraq and would like to help in any way, we would love to hear from you. Involvement is open to people of any ethnic background, gender or religion. If you want to volunteer, write articles, donate, campaign,brainstorm, attend a fundraising event or just receive email updates we would love to hear from you. If you work for a charity or NGO and would like to work together, that would be wonderful. We would also be happy to talk to you if you are a journalist and you’re interested in writing about us or about the reality of life in Iraq.

Current OWFI projects include setting up women’s shelters in Iraq (we have two at the moment but many more are needed), organising speak-out events for victims of rape and torture, raising awareness worldwide and lobbying for women-friendly government. Many of our members have close links with other feminist Mid-Eastern groups such as RAWA, gay and lesbian Mid-Eastern groups, and anti-war anti-fundamentalistgroups world-wide.

For more information please visit Equality in Iraq and Houzan Mahmoud.

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