About Us

Because Women Rights are Human Rights

In June 15, 2017, Mercy Hands launched "Lawyers for Women Center" initiative. L4W provides free protection 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, Basra, and Mosul. Services include: legal representation and consultations, psychosocial support and rehabilitation, empowerment, advocacy, and mediation and reconciliation.

The center is considered the first law firm in Iraq that is formed of only women and it provides its services to only women and girls. The lawyers are experienced in divorce cases, separation, alimony, inheritance, domestic violence, rape, child molestation and abuse, 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 and rehabilitation to the center’s clients.

 
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Our Vision

We envision Iraq where all women and girls have endless opportunities to realize and achieve their potential.

Our Mission

We are a charity self sustaining law center which is formed of women lawyers and psychosocial professionals who work together to achieve gender equality in Iraq by providing protection services to women, empowering them, and advocating for women rights.

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Through our network of volunteer women lawyers and social workers, our center operates nationwide and has presence in almost every Iraqi governorate.

In addition to our Headquarters in Baghdad, we have two regional offices, in Basra and Mosul.

Our Reach