Launch of the First Do­mes­tic and Gen­der Based Vi­o­lence Data­base

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

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.

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