EU Ambassador to Iraq visits CGDS | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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EU Ambassador to Iraq visits CGDS

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 17:00


The European Union’s Ambassador to Iraq Ramon Blecua visited the Center for Gender and Development Studies (CGDS) at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) on October 25, 2018. In the meeting, the Ambassador discussed CGDS’s recently awarded  €900,000 EU grant and affirmed his full support for the project. 

The main focus of the ground-breaking project is to support universities in the MENA region to develop gender-related courses in the departments of law, social work, education, and media; train professors to teach the new courses; conduct a review of the primary education material in Iraq to propose policy to the Ministry of Education; conduct media monitoring; and increase gender related resources through films, songs, texts, and audio discussions. Ambassador Blecua also shared his willingness to cooperate with CGDS on all key aspects of the project to ensure its long-term success in this region and beyond.