PM Barzani condemns gender-based violence

“One of the priorities of KRG’s ninth cabinet is to create equal opportunities for women to participate in the various high-level positions in KRG.”
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Prime Minister Masrour Barzani (Photo: Kurdistan 24 )
Prime Minister Masrour Barzani (Photo: Kurdistan 24 )

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region Masrour Barzani in a statement and tweet on Friday reaffirmed his support for women’s rights on the launch of the annual international campaign 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

"Let’s campaign on #16Days for a Kurdistan in which every woman enjoys the safety to achieve their full potential," the PM Masrour Barzani said in a tweet.

"We must be a place that enables and encourages women to pursue their aspirations without fear or the threat of violence. That’s our vision for a #StrongerKurdistan."

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November.

On this special occasion PM Barzani underscored the role of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in eliminating violence against women.

“On this day and  the commencement of the 16-day campaign to combat violence against women, we reiterate KRG’s unchanging position in combating all kinds of violence and discrimination, especially against women.”

“One of the priorities of KRG’s ninth cabinet is to create equal opportunities for women to participate in the various high-level positions in KRG,” PM Barzani said in the statement, and added that the KRG will do their best to promote "the culture of respecting human rights generally and women rights specifically, as well as eliminating gender-based discrimination in Kurdistan.”

The Prime Minister concluded his statement by praising the achievements of Kurdish women in recent years and noted that unfortunately there’re still obstacles and barriers for Kurdish women.

He also called for on the community and all parties to end all these gender-based violations.