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For Immediate Release
March 12, 2004

Fact of the Day


Iraqi women are helping one another develop ways to support themselves and better provide for their families. The Mansour Women's Opportunity Center in Baghdad opened this week and is providing business and vocational training to women and girls, particularly widows and victims of rape, torture and trafficking. In addition, the center will provide micro-credit loans to help women start home-based businesses. Eight other centers will open soon in Baghdad. The centers seek to empower Iraqi women and give them the opportunity to better help their families.

Source: Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad

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