Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan

 
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  • Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan posted a progress report
    The Afghan Women's Survival Fund Thanks You
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE staff member
    MADRE’s Afghan Women’s Survival Fund provides shelter and services to women and girl survivors of violence, including sexual violence. With the help of your unwavering support, our brave partners on the ground work in 10 provinces in Afghanistan and have served over 10,000 women and girls through their shelters...
    • 11 months ago
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  • Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan has been marked as funded. They raised a total of $24,170 from an original funding goal of $24,000!
    • 1 year ago
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  • Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan has received 80 donations
    • 1 year ago
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  • Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan posted a progress report
    Shelter update from OWFI
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE Staff Member
    MADRE’s sister organization in Iraq, OWFI, recently released their end of year newsletter with updates on their accomplishments in 2013. Included in the newsletter was an article on the expansion of OWFI’s shelter services, the very services you help to support. We’d like to share that article with...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan posted a progress report
    Al Mousawat Radio Reopens!
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE Staff Member
    Since our last update OWFI has continued their tireless efforts in demanding equality and empowering women across Iraq. We are thrilled to announce that OWFI was able to reopen their radio station, Al Mousawat (Equality) Radio! The station was shut down in November 2012 after a car bomb exploded outside of the headquarters,...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan has made updates to their project page.
    • 1 year ago
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  • Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan posted a progress report
    Update from OWFI
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE Staff Member
    Since our last update, OWFI has been hard at work maintaining the safe houses and providing a secure environment for the women who seek refuge from violent or stressful situations. The medical, counseling and legal services offered at the safe houses have been beneficial to the residents who have continuously expressed...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan posted a progress report
    Shelter to Care to Legal Assistance: OWFI's There
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE Staff Member
    When women threatened with violence arrive at OWFI’s shelters, they know that they will receive comprehensive care. From providing shelter, to emergency health care, to legal assistance, OWFI and MADRE are working tirelessly to meet the needs of survivors of gender-based violence and empower Iraqi women to defend...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan has received 141 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan posted a progress report
    Update from OWFI
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE Staff Member
    We recently received news from Yanar Mohammad, director of our partner organization OWFI. Since our last update, she informed us that the shelters have been working quite well. They continue to provide essential services to many women who are at risk, fleeing violent situations at home or trying to escape a life of...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan posted a progress report
    Giti's Story
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE staff member
    Giti’s midwife learned that Giti’s husband by an arranged marriage had raped her several times a day, demanding that she produce a son. When Giti became pregnant, her husband threatened to kill her and the baby if a daughter was born. Before delivery, the midwife alerted MADRE to activate the Afghan...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan posted a progress report
    Great news from our sisters in Iraq!
    By - Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE staff member
    Last Friday we received great news from our sisters in Iraq! We at MADRE had the chance to speak to Yanar Mohammed from our partner organization, Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), who wanted to tell us about the opening of a new shelter in Baghdad.  Yanar let us know that OWFI officially opened...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan posted a progress report
    Aya: A Story of Struggle and Inspiration
    By - Erica Hellerstein - Project Leader
    As a teenaged girl, Aya lost both of her parents to the Iraq war. Orphaned and alone, she sought refuge with a local family. Instead, she was subject to years of excruciating abuse at the hands of her adopted parents.  Now, Aya refuses to be silent. She has lived in OWFI’s shelter for a year, and regularly...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan has received 129 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan posted a progress report
    Forging a Path to Safety for Afghan Women
    By - Erica Hellerstein - Project Leader
    We just received breaking news from our partners in Afghanistan, who work with the Afghan Women’s Survival Fund to provide shelter, safe transportation and support to Afghan women fleeing violence. Recently, a young woman made headlines by running away from home with her fiancé. As she remained in hiding, her...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan posted a progress report
    Shelters Project Update
    By - Samantha Samuel - Project Leader
     The shelters and halfway homes are the cornerstone of the social change sought by MADRE; the micro-society we support perpetuates the rights of women to freedom of choice in social life, love, and bodily integrity. We are currently maintaining one main shelter in the center of Baghdad, two activists’ houses...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan has made updates to their project page.
    • 3 years ago
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  • Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan has made updates to their project page.
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  • Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan has made updates to their project page.
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  • Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Yifat Susskind

New York, New York United States

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