SOUTH KURDISTAN ANTI-FGM CAMPAIGN 8 YEARS LATER
In 2004, when WADI started the campaign against FGM in Iraqi-Kurdistan, no one in the KRG Government was ready to even admit that this practice exists. In contrary for years they all denied it and it was a hard struggle to get the message through. And now, eight years later, the Prime Minister adresses it on a conference:
,,I call on mothers and sisters to help stop the mutilation of women.” That was the very modest way Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani referred to FGM, or female genital mutilation, at the opening of the Campaign to Eliminate Violence against Women, on November 25 in Erbil.
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