About REWAN


WMCO is a non-profit NGO that works on protecting women’s rights, helping GBV survivors, and providing psychosocial support for the survivors and victims of violence. Approximately 180 complains and cases are registered yearly. They are listened to, helped through legal counseling and provided with an attorney if one is needed to further investigate and help with the case. Many of the cases are resolved through conversation and minor actions, and those who are threatened to be killed are provided with protection in places such as the Women’s Shelters and provided with psychological therapy and familial guidance by professionals, For some of the cases that were under threat of death from their families after many tried and failed attempts to make peace with their families, our organization decided to slip them out of the country to save their lives. In the past, our organization has managed to send out 14 victims under serious threat of death, who were made up of 12 women and 2 men, here we mention some of those cases:- - A 17 years old girl, fell in love with a boy on her way to school, after her family knew about, they killed the boy and a bullet was stuck in the girl’s leg, the doctors had no other choice but to cut her leg off, then she was referred to the shelter, with the help of Sherizaan Minwalla, in 2018 Runak Faraj sent her out of the country, she currently lives safely. - A 17 year old girl was imprisoned in a dark room for more than two years due to a social problem concerning two different families, our NGO’s director engaged in many favors to take her out and refer her to Erbil, and then to the Sulaymaniyah women’s shelter, in 2018 with the help of Sherizaan Minwalla, she was sent out to live her life, Talar Kamal from DHRD was also engaged in many favors to provide psychological support for the case. - We worked with Sherizaan Minwalla and Jerry to save a woman’s life who had been threatened and sentenced to death by her family in the name of so called-honor, in 2017 she was sent out safely. The picture shows one of the cases on her way out.