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KOICA Representative visits UNFPA-supported Women Community Centre in Baghdad

23 August 2021; Baghdad, Iraq – The Deputy Country Director of the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Mr Jong Jun Young, met on 18 August, with women and girls, and survivors of gender-based violence, at the UNFPA-supported Al-Ataa Women Community Centre in Baghdad.

 

The KOICA delegation observed the ongoing trainings and sessions and spoke to women and girls about the services offered at the centre and the life skills training they need to help become more independent and self-reliant and contribute financially to their families.

 

Earlier this month, KOICA granted UNFPA US$ 3 million towards assisting survivors of gender-based violence in both Kirkuk and Nineveh Governorates, especially women and girls affected by conflict-related sexual violence. The new contribution will increase access to comprehensive mental health and psychosocial support and other gender-based violence related services.

 

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