Sulaimani, Iraq) – More than 100 people crowded into Sulaimani’s Culture Café on Monday, February 6 for an update on the fight against female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRG). The event was held to raise awareness of FGM and to recognize February 6 as “International Day of Zero Tolerance Against Female Genital Mutilation.”
Members of the Iraqi news media joined concerned community members and representatives of local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for the two-hour discussion. A representative of the KRG’s Parliament also was present. The event was sponsored by two international NGOs, Wadi and Hivos.