Including Women in Livelihoods Programming in Iraq: Influencing communities and other agencies in a fragile context
The number of displaced people in Iraq now exceeds 3.3 million (10 percent of the population). Women and girls have been particularly affected, and their ability to engage in livelihoods activities disrupted. Through a series of studies and projects, Oxfam in Iraq is working towards understanding community and conflict dynamics in order to engage vulnerable conflict-affected women in economic life. A key element of this is influencing local communities and in turn, other agencies, to advocate for gender-sensitive livelihoods programming in such a fragile context.