SEED and DCVAW sign MOU to enhance cooperation on countering GBV in the Kurdistan Region

SEED Foundation Vice President Tanya Gilly Khailany and Director General of the Kurdistan Region’s Directorate of Combating Violence against Women and Families (DCVAW) Kurda Omar signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Erbil on July 27 to enhance their organizations’ collaboration on countering gender-based violence (GBV) in the Kurdistan Region.

This general MOU builds on a successful existing partnership between SEED and DCVAW, especially in the area of strengthening the capacity of service providers through education, training, and capacity development programs. The MOU specifically aims to strengthen the quality of protection services, including delivery of comprehensive mental health and psychosocial support services, case management, and legal assistance, to people affected by GBV in the Kurdistan Region, with special emphasis on supporting women and girls.

Director General Omar stressed the importance of DCVAW’s partnership with SEED to combat gender based violence in the Kurdistan Region, while Vice President Gilly Khailany praised DCVAW for their dedication to support GBV survivors and reiterated SEED’s commitment to working with DCVAW to address this scourge afflicting the women and girls of the Kurdistan Region.