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Kurdish Human Rights Project: This is the legacy website of the Kurdish Human Rights Project, containing reports and news pertaining to human rights issues in the Kurdish Regions for 20 years.

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KHRP Speaks on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) at SOAS


A speech delivered by KHRP at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) on ' The Practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the Kurdish Regions’ is now available to download here

 It was delivered by KHRP Development Officer, Pranjali Acharya on 29 April 2009, and followed a screening of a 'Handful of Ash', a gritty yet sensitive documentary exploring the causes and effects of female genital mutilation in rural Kurdistan through the personal experiences of women.  The screening of the short film by Kurdish filmmaker Nabaz Ahmad was organised by the Kurdish Studies and Students’ Organisation (KSSO).  Arvid Vormann, from WADI (a German NGO working in Kurdistan, Iraq) also spoke at the event.