Susan Aref - Women's Empowerment Project Iraq
Director & Founder, Women Empowerment Organization (WEO)
Women Empowerment Organization (WEO) was established in Erbil, Iraq in 2004. Since then, WEO has worked with a range of partners and donors that include UN agencies and EU grantees to implement programs and activities that promote equal rights for women to ensure they have an active role in the Iraqi community through enhancing their social, political, economic and cultural participation.
WEO works to prevent and respond to GBV and provides survivors of GBV with social and psychological counselling, legal assistance, case management and advocates to increase women’s legal protection. WEO has facilitated a variety of trainings and workshops with KRG ministries, community and religious leaders, judges and police officers in an effort to provide inf