Kirkuk women exposed to sexual harassment
In some Kirkuk institutions, women are exposed to sexual harassment, as CCTVs are to be put in the work place.
Lawa Zangana, director of the Kirkuk branch of the Kurdistan’s Women Union said, “In Kirkuk, the phenomenon of sexual harassment exists in all of the institutions and public offices of Kirkuk. It’s increasing.”
Zangana’s remarks came in a seminar on the subject of sexual harassment in Kirkuk.
She said, “We have a plan to fight this phenomenon, and find a solution.” The Kirkuk branch is working on raising people’s awareness concerning the subject, adding that “We’ll also try to open a shelter for threatened women too, and sue those who threaten them.”
The seminar was held on June 9 for Kner Abdulla, editor-in-chief of Tawar magazine. Abdulla talked about the different ways women are exposed to harassment.
Jwan Hasan, head of the Human Rights Committee in the Kirkuk Provincial Council also confirmed that Kirkuk’s women are exposed to harassment in the Kirkuk institutions.
“We have asked to set up CCTV in the offices to solve the problem,” Hasan said.
Ahmed Shwani – Kirkuk Now