KURDISTAN: Women of Kurdish Democratic Union Party Push Through Pro-Women Policies in Western Kurdistan

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
ROJ Women
Western Asia
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Under the slogan ‘'together to administer our areas autonomously'' the permanent People's Council in Western Kurdistan has held its second meeting.

The Council emphasized they will continue to further their democratic self-governance project. Report from the different Council Committees were read, including Justice, Health, Environmental, Statistics, Social Security and Religion Committee among many others. The permanent council of people's council listened to criticisms and discussed the different aspects of every committee's work.

As demanded by the Women's Committee the suspension of all Council members with a second wife was voted for. Members of the Women's Committee said that decision was a means to secure women's rights and to advance gender equality. The Committee also informed the Council of the opening of new women's centers in a number of cities where training courses to empower women are being run.