CGDS marks the start of 16 Days of Activism with soft launch of EU grant

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 19:00


The Center for Gender and Development Studies (CGDS) at American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) held an event on November 27 marking the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence with a a soft launch of its recently awarded €900,000 European Union grant. The grant will fund a series of projects and activities to support the review and development of gender-related educational courses across the region, as well as conduct media monitoring and increase gender related resources through films, songs, texts, and audio discussions. 

Members of the AUIS and wider Sulaimani community as well as representatives from the European Union delegation attended the soft launch, in which CGDS staff also delivered a presentation on the center’s projects and activities over the previous year, as well as a preview of activities planned under the new grant. The presentation was followed by a musical performance by artists and performers from XFM radio.