Baghdad Women''s Association
Who we are
Eleven women from all over Baghdad of various ethnic and religious backgrounds met in June of 2004 to create an association to serve Baghdadi women and strengthen their potential as citizens of our city. We registered our association and began working on a few small projects as proof of concept of our ideas and mission. A few months later, we met again as a group and further focused our mission and our goals in order to begin our operations in full. Although our funding has been minimal so far, we as founders managed to find local resources and volunteers in order to implement the initial projects.
Baghdad Women’s Association (BWA) is an independent non governmental association. Its mission is to raise the level of knowledge of its members, intellectually and socially and to empower their participation in decision making through training, conferences, panel discussions and workshops.
Baghdad Women''s Association believes on equality based on gender between men and women in every sector of life to build the Iraqi society.
Our Association is concentrating on the following issues in order to reach its Goal:
1. Women and politics:
We encourage women to be women candidates and voters, through their involvement in the sessions of awareness in this area.
Supporting and training female candidates who focus on women''s issues and demands.
Educating women in Baghdad in global women''s debate.
2. Women & Work & education :
Assisting and training women in order to help them become more financially independent.
Decreasing illiteracy amongst women in Baghdad.
3. Women and networking
Educating Baghdadi women in global women''s debate.
Becoming a bridge between BWA locally, regionally & Global.
Increasing networking between women in Baghdad.