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Kurdistan Parliament decides on work priorities, special committee to scrutinize Coronavirus measures and their impact

Kurdistan Parliament’s presidency and the heads of the parliamentary blocks held a special meeting on 4 April as the nation tackles the Corona virus outbreak and its consequences. They decided to scrutinize border points, food and medicine imports; to monitor the work of the special bodies tackling the Coronavirus outbreak; and to continue coordinating with the KRG on implementation of the Reform Law.

Speaker Rewas Faiq visits Halabja Governor and Garmian officials to discuss Coronavirus outbreak and measures

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq last week visited Halabja governorate authorities and the authorities in Garmian to discuss the measures against the Coronavirus outbreak. Parliament will formally consult with the Kurdistan Regional Government and governorates on help for people economically affected by the lockdown, the Speaker said. 

Speaker Rewas Faiq meets governors of Erbil and Slemani to discuss Coronavirus measures, impact on livelihoods

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq had separate meetings with the governors of Erbil and Slemani on 31 March and 1 April respectively, on the impact of the Coronavirus and the ongoing protective measures.

Parliament’s Presidency thanks Kurdistan Regional Government and public for response to Coronavirus outbreak

Kurdistan, the region, and the world are now in dire straits against the deadly Corona virus and in the face of its human and economic consequences. Since the outbreak of the disease in Kurdistan Region, the Kurdistan Parliament has been working through special committees and in cooperation with government agencies to tackle the contagious disease.

Committee on Protection of Women's Rights conveys message of its priorities on International Womens Day 2020

March 8th is the day of women's struggle and sacrifices to achieve equality and justice between men and women. On this day, we declare that defending the legitimate rights of women and incorporating them into law is one of our main tasks. We in the Kurdistan Parliament believe in humanist principles and oppose any kind of violence against women.

Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq's message on International Women's Day 2020

"Throughout the history of the Kurdish people's struggle, women have participated in political and civil struggle. However, history has not been fair in recording the role of women in any era. I hope that not only on March 8th but every day, women and freedom-loving peoples strive to achieve women's goals of equality before the law, social justice, the elimination of domestic violence, and job opportunities."

Deputy Speaker Hawrami speaks at German Parliament conference on the Kurdish Question in the Middle East

Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami on 6 March at the German Parliament spoke at a conference on ‘Opportunities and prospects for solving the Kurdish Question in the Middle East.’

Parliament delegation led by Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami visit KRG Representation in Berlin

On 5 March Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami and several MPs visited the Kurdistan Regional Government Representation in Berlin and met with the Representative, Mr. Dilshad Barzani.

Speaker Rewas Faiq’s message on the 29th anniversary of the 1991 Kurdish Uprising

Dr. Rewas Faiq conveyed in her congratulatory message: “This great occasion has a special place in our nation’s contemporary history, and was a turning point in our nation's struggle for liberation.”

Committees' recent meetings - 5 March 2020

Kurdistan Parliament's Health Committee looked at Erbil Airport's measures against Coronavirus. The Culture Committee is working on an Electronic Media Bill. Other committees planned their work and meetings for the new spring legislative session.