Warvin Foundation for Women’s Issues (WFWI) is an Iraqi Non-Governmental Organisation dedicated to promoting women’s rights in the Middle East. WFWI was established in 2009 and has been legally registered in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq since June 2011. We envision a future in which women are equal members of society and access equal rights and opportunities and are safe from all forms of gender-based violence and discrimination.
The Warvin Foundation for Women’s Issues is a partner on the Masculinities and Sexualities research theme. The projects under the Masculinities and Sexualities research theme interrogate the contribution of diverse forms of masculinity and sexuality to conflict dynamics, the new forms of gendered vulnerability around masculinity and sexuality produced in conflict, and the transformation of masculine and sexual identities by conflict. While many development programmes continue to operate according to a simple male/female binary, there is an increased awareness that gendered subjects occupy varied and sometimes contradictory positions in relation to social power, and that humanitarian policy has not been sufficiently alert to this complexity. There is an equally pressing need to investigate the experiences that are associated with dissident, marginalised and minority sexual and gender identities in conflict.
Transitional Masculinity, Violence and Prevention