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 Iraqi Kurds launch women's rights campaign in Kurdistan

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Iraqi Kurds launch women's rights campaign in Kurdistan  19.11.2008



Week for combating violence against women starts in Iraqi Kurdistan region

November 19, 2008


Erbil-Hewler, Kurdistan region "Iraq", — Iraqi Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani will sponsor a week dedicated to combating violence against women, scheduled to start on Wednesday in the city of Erbil,
www.ekurd.net the Iraqi Kurdistan's capital, a Kurdish official said on Tuesday.

“The week will discuss women-related issues and means to raise the society’s awareness on the need to curb violence against women,” George Mansour, the region’s minister for civil society’s affairs, told VOI.          

Kurdish Students at the university of Duhok
“The event, the first of its kind in the Iraqi Kurdistan region, will run for seven days, from November 19 to 25 in the Kurdish provinces of Erbil, Duhok and Sulaimaniyah,” he said, adding the inaugural ceremonies will take place in an outdoor souk (market) in Erbil city.

“Civil society and women organizations will take part in the event,” Mansour added.

The campaign is part of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) policy to achieve gender equality and build a harmonious, modern society in which the rights of all individuals are respected.      

In launching the campaign,
www.ekurd.net the KRG has called upon intellectuals, writers, public figures, human rights activists, women's rights leaders, legal experts, religious clerics, university professors and civil society organisations to participate in the campaign and to contribute to this cause.

The KRG sees the week-long campaign as an opportunity to increase awareness among the public of the cultural and legal aspects of this issue in order to ensure a bright future for the women of the Region and for society as a whole.

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