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RNVDO works under the premise that women and youth have a major role to bring peace if are cared for and supported by community.

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

The socio-economic status of widows (women) and youths in Mosul Iraq is dire. The number of widows in Iraq after the war against ISIS has risen from 1.5M to almost 2M. According to a Member of the Iraqi Parliament, the ISIS war has had a devastating impact on women and families who lost their men in the conflict; close to another 500,000 women have been added to the total number of widows and with that, among other things, they have also lost their main source of financial support. Mosul and nearby areas has over 1200 widows aged 19- 30 years Internally displaced youth and women are the most vulnerable to conflict-related violence including killing, maiming, forced recruitment, forced labor, abduction, trafficking, rape and sexual violence. Youth are being recruited into militias by both ISIS and the Popular Mobilization Forces. As results of the above most of the children are mentally affected and may results to other crime in the coming years. In light of the above, it was deemed necessary to implement the below interventions to support women and youths in Mosul who are affected by the internal war since they do not have the means of employment to support themselves .The Women and youths mainly depend on hand outs from UN agency or other humanitarian organization resulting not to become self-reliance. Their household conditions in Mosul has deteriorate progressively as women and youths they are not able to access any income. This project seeks to mobilize young women and youths to empower them to seek help and participate in livelihood activities to advance their socio-economic status through provision of training skills in basic construction, which are market oriented, and job opportunities are ready available in Iraq. Peace education will be given to the women and youth. After completing basic course the youth and women will be given grants to repair 100 house.

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

150 women and 200 youths will be direct benefit from the project.Over 100 family with 6 person per family will benefit from the project by having houses.The community income will improve 150 women and 200 youths will have come .The local government and other NGO will benefit since this family will have income and less dependence on donations. Lastly the children will benefit since they will be able to go to school with support from their mothers and brothers. Resulting in bring peace ,prosperity and good planet in Mosul.

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

The idea is called training with production ,it is unique due to the fact that after the training in basic construction the women and youths will have employable skills to support their family result in crime reduction. Without accommodation their is no peace in human ,the community will have 100 houses repaired by themselves supporting the spirit of community participation by women and youth. Women and youths are the solution to bring peace ,prosperity and good planet or environment only if they are fully supported.

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Majority Adoption: I have expanded the pilot significantly and the program product or service has been adopted by the majority of our intended user base.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

REPRESENTATIVE OF NINAWAH VOLUNTARY FOR IDPS (RNVDO) has a very strong goal of protecting and improving the quality life of the vulnerable women youth through provision of, protection , basic education, livelihood, vocational education, psychosocial support programs. For past years RNVDO has implemented similar project in IRAQ with a successes story in supporting the vulnerable community in rebuilding schools through community participation.

Expertise in sector

  • 3-5 years

Organization Filing Status

  • Yes, we are a registered non-profit.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

RNVDO works in cohesion with local communities. To complement construction work and job creation I thought using the policy of training with production more to the youth will benefit the community and bring peace .Similar idea was used in Botswana when the bushmen were relocated from game park I used vocational skills to bring 120 bushmen into the city ,hence reduction in fighting and poaching , since the youth had employable skills to support their family .Same can happen in Iraq.

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

Crime of not taken care can rapture resulting in no peace. Youth and women are not in employment due to war hence less peace. Infrastructure in Iraq has been damaged losing prosperity due to internal war. The planet has been impacted due to environmental damaged ,no wash facilities result in poor sanitation. The land has been affected by land mines and explosives damaging the planet. Hence to bring back peace, prosperity and good planet youth and women are the solution to the problem only if they are supported by the NGO, and international donors. Peace education and mine risk education will be part of the project .

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

RNVDO is a local ngo which work with community , we have youth committees and women committees who will work with RNVDO. The city council with give us house to repair while the NGO work with mine clearance will provide mine clearance certificate . The local companies will supply building materials.

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

RNVDO has been able to deliver humanitarian interventions with speed and efficiency due to its well-organized institutional structure supported by a team of skilled, motivated and experienced international and national professionals, and a large field presence, which includes volunteers from the afflicted communities. RNVDO targets vulnerable populations in hard to reach Orphans and widows will be given first preference when selecting project beneficiary .

Geographic Focus

Mosul in Iraq is most damaged houses with following coordinates:36.336280, 43.137389.

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

The project will de done in 24 months

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • Yes

If Yes, how has project idea changed, grown, or evolved since last year? (2,000 characters)

The project plan has been done just waiting for funding. and the assesment has been done.


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Dear Mishek,
a very important project for sure. I just have a few questions: why a particular focus on women? Is it not possible to include both men and women in the process? Also, can some of the property being restored be considered “historical” in any way?

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