BECAUSE WOMEN'S RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS
In June 15, 2017, Mercy Hands launched "Lawyers for Women" Center. L4W is a MERCY HANDS initiative that provides free legal services to women in need and aims to achieve gender equality. The center is composed by a group of Iraqi female lawyers with a large amount of experience in representing Women’s Rights across Iraq.
Currently, the center has three offices, in Baghdad, Babil, and Mosul. Services include: legal representation, consultations, and mediation and reconciliation.
The center is considered the first law firm in Iraq that is formed of only female lawyers and provides its services to only women. The lawyers are experienced in DIVORCE CASES, SEPARATION, ALIMONY, INHERITANCE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, RAPE, CHILD MOLESTATION AND OTHERS.
In addition to the lawyers, a group of experienced social workers (all females) work in the center. These socials workers provide psychosocial support to the center’s clients.
We are a charity self sustaining law center affiliated to Mercy Hands for Humanitarian Aid and consisting of female lawyers that work together to achieve gender equality in Iraq by providing legal services to women and advocating for women rights.