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Gill Hague and Nazand Begikhani

Combatting Violence Against Women Internationally and in Iraqi Kurdistan

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Wed 12 April 2017

Gill Hague and Nazand Begikhani

Combatting Violence Against Women Internationally and in Iraqi Kurdistan

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Wed 12 April 2017,

Violence against women is a widespread global problem, experienced by one in three of the world’s women (World Health Organisation). Gill Hague and Nazand Begikhani, from the pioneering Centre for Gender and Violence Research, of which Hague was one of the founders 27 years ago, explore how we can combat gender-based violence and transform women’s lives internationally, offering inspiring approaches from across the world.

They also discuss gendered violence and ‘honour’-based violence in the context of the Middle East, focussing on Iraqi Kurdistan Region, and highlight some of the life-changing projects and activism in combatting violence against women there.  While the subject is a distressing one, the event will showcase the transformatory and uplifting work of activists against violence against women internationally.

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Nazand Begikhani speaking in front of photos of Kurdish freedom fighters.

 

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