"Gender equality is one of the basic rights of human beings, and we have to endeavour to achieve gender equality rights in the same way that we, as a nation, endeavour to achieve independence. Today we are going to take a step forward in this process."
The inauguration of the Kurdistan Centre for Gender Studies (KCGS) was held at the Soran Conference Hall on the 2nd December 2015. The following are highlights from the speech delivered by Dr Muslih Mustafa, President of Soran University:
When Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, fell to Islamic State (IS) in June 2014, the aspiring caliphate stepped up its campaign to expand and consolidate its control over the region. It did this in part by trying to exterminate the thinly protected enclaves of assorted ethnic and religious groups on the Nineveh Plains.
Dr Muslih Mustafa, President of Soran University and Dr Nahro Zagros, Vice President for Scientific Affairs, visited the United States on the 29th October 2015 after receiving an official invitation from the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) to attend their conference in Washington. As part of their programme, they visited the renowned anthropologist Prof. Ralph Solecki in New Jersey.
Dr Farangis Ghaderi, Director of Soran University’s recently-founded Kurdistan Centre for Gender Studies, has recently attended two international conferences.
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