Launch of the First Domestic and Gender Based Violence Database
H.G. Hassan Kurdistan's very first Domestic and Gender Based Violence Database which includes a group of workers who are specialized in tracking domestic and gender based violence through the region. Women and men alike can ease their fears and as the government takes a step towards a brighter future and a safer home.
UNAMI(United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq ) released a statement to the media concerning the matter, "During the last three years, UNDP pro- vided support to the Directorate for Combating Violence against Women. The Directorate is the only regional institution mandated to receive and investigate domestic violence cases and provide services to the survivors. The UNDP support takes different forms that entail the institutional development of the Directorate as well as the long-term capacity building of the staff. The outcome of this initiative demonstrated positive impact on the ground and adequate changes at policy and community levels that offer new opportunities to explore how UNDP and the Ministry of Interior can strengthen their joint efforts to adopt a forwardlooking and expanded support to enhance the capacity of the Ministry of Interior. The database is considered a milestone in that it will constitute the only accurate source of information on domestic and gender based violence and inform the regional statistics and polices on issues related to domestic and gender based violence. Staff are trained to effectively and efficiently manage and opera- tionally the database towards the institutionalization of using evidence based information."
Changes in the system are being made and it seems like the KRG are taking the right measures in securing a better and safer home environment for women and give them opportunities to seek a life style that differs from the oppression she might be suffering at home. It seems that feminism in Kurdistan is expanding and with their ideals, they're giving people a sanguine view for the future.