The Rafidayn Women’s Coalition association (RWC) is an independent civil organization led by a five-woman activist-feminist board of directors involved in the day-to-day work; two staff members; and many volunteers (including men) active in peaceful initiatives. The RWC board and volunteers represent all religions and ethnicities, and our projects serve and include all without discrimination. Since 2004 we have worked to empower and activate Iraqi women in different aspects of life, including political participation and elections. The association’s work is supported by a Coalition’s Friend Forum of two hundred member organizations from many of Iraq’s governorates. The association is an effective and leading member of the Iraqi women’s movement and the Iraqi Women Network.

The mission of the RWC is to achieve a society free of discrimination against women and to promote legislation that serves the human rights...

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