Like many countries around the world, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was greatly celebrated here in Kurdistan. Key officials including prime minister, chief of staff of the president, key ministers as well as foreign diplomats attended a conference to celebrate the day on November 25th.
They all admitted that honor killing and female genital mutilation were two negative parts of the Kurdish culture that need to be uprooted. For doing so, they said, the KRG should have a long-term policies of how to inform and educate the current and next generations. For example, on Thursday the region’s government announced at least two such projects namely kicking off a 16-day campaign to raise awareness of the people about women rights and launching a KRG-funded academic research made by two British universities on honor killings in Kurdistan.