Program Facts

Title of Project
Strengthening Access to protection, participation, and services for women refugees, Internally Displaced People (IDPs), and women in the host communities in Iraq/KR-I
Donor/Partner EuroMed Feminist Initiative / EU Regional Trust Fund
Project Duration April 1, 2019 – August 31, 2019 (5 Months)
Location(s) Nineveh Governorate, Federal Iraq
Main Objective(s)

The project aims to enhance the legal understanding and capacity of law enforcement agencies and the local community in the Salamiyah District of Nineveh, Iraq, to combat cybercrimes, particularly electronic blackmail targeting women and girls. Through targeted training, awareness-raising activities, and the establishment of a committee for legislative advocacy, the project seeks to empower stakeholders to effectively respond to and prevent cyber-attacks against vulnerable individuals.

Project Outputs:

Output One: Objective:
To increase awareness among law enforcement agencies in Nineveh regarding the legal aspects of cybercrimes, with a focus on electronic blackmail against women and girls.


  • Conduct three consultation workshops engaging 25 police officers (including 25 women), 25 lawyers (including 20 women and 5 men), and 25 judges (all men) in Nineveh.
  • Facilitate discussions on current trends and challenges related to cyber-attacks and social media blackmail targeting women and children.

Output Two: Objective:
To provide the local community in Salamiyah District, Nineveh, with a clear understanding of legal procedures for addressing cases of electronic blackmail against women and girls.


  • Organize four outreach sessions targeting 100 community members (including 80 women and 20 men) in Salamiyah, Nineveh.
  • Educate participants on the legal steps necessary to support women survivors of cyber-attacks and social media blackmail.

Output Three: Objective:
To establish a committee comprising community leaders, lawyers, and judges to develop proposals and advocate for legislative measures aimed at preventing cyber-attacks against women and girls.


  • Form a committee composed of key stakeholders identified during the consultation workshops.
  • Provide training on proposal drafting and advocacy techniques to empower the committee members.
  • Support the submission of proposals and suggestions to legislative bodies at the provincial and national levels to strengthen the legal framework for protecting women and girls from cybercrimes.

Project Results:

Direct Beneficiaries:

  • Males: 50
  • Females: 125
  • Total: 175

Indirect Beneficiaries:

  • More than 1,800 community members benefit from the awareness-raising and protection training provided to police officers, lawyers, and judges, including additional law enforcement personnel and legal professionals.
Published On: March 3rd, 2024 / Categories: Programs, Protection /