Monthly Archives: August 2012

New Monitoring Body Established to Protect Women’s Rights

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – This week, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Council of Ministries established a Women’s Rights Monitoring Board. KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani led the board’s first meeting. Types of violence committed against women were addressed during the … Continue reading

The banality of evil and the measuring stick

“A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.” Stalin apparently said this to Churchill on the news of the death of a close friend of the British Premier. The cynical saw speaks to a wider truth … Continue reading

Kurdish Genocide documentary by award-winning team screened in Edinburgh

Beyond Borders premiered the documentary Kulajo: My Heart Is Darkened this Wednesday 22nd August 2012, at the Edinburgh Filmhouse, as part of the Beyond Borders ‘Small Nations in Cinema’ season. The event was sponsored by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) … Continue reading

Comment on Syrian Chemical Weapons Warning

Ms Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, High Representative to the UK of the Kurdistan Regional Government said: “Yesterday, President Obama’s warning that the use of chemical weapons in Syria would cross a red line sent a clear message that such barbaric … Continue reading

Meg Munn MP on recognising the genocide against the Iraqi Kurds

  Many have heard that the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of people. Only some will understand what was involved in the slaughter, and fewer still will know he systematically targeted the Kurdish people … Continue reading