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4 April 2022; Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq  - The Department of Media and Information (DMI) of the Kurdistan Regional Government signed on Sunday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to promote ending gender-based violence and youth participation in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

The event was also attended by the Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Safeen Dizayee.

The newly established partnership will allow DMI & UNFPA to raise awareness on the prevention and response of gender-based violence, on women’s rights and promote healthy and informed choices for young people across the Kurdistan Region.
DMI & UNFPA will jointly conduct advocacy campaigns and support the dissemination of people-centred data and interventions.

The MoU further outlines plans for collaboration between the two parties including joint interventions and activities.


UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, delivers a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

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