"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."
Parliament Speaker’s News
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.”
MPs pass the Law on Combating Smuggling of Oil and Oil Products in Kurdistan Region
Kurdistan Parliament MPs on 4 March voted to pass the Law on Combating Smuggling of Oil and Oil Products in Kurdistan Region. Eighty eight MPs voted in favour of the law.
Speaker Rewas Faiq meets with Australia’s Ambassador to Iraq Joanne Loundes
Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq on 1 March welcomed Australia’s Ambassador Joanne Loundes. They discussed the formation of the next Iraqi cabinet and Parliament's legislative priorities.
Speaker Faiq opens spring session of Parliament, MPs hold second reading of anti-oil smuggling bill
Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq on 1 March opened the spring session of Parliament by setting out recent legislative achievements and future priorities. She then presided over the second reading of the Bill on Combating Smuggling of Oil and Oil Products in Kurdistan Region.
Kurdistan Parliament honours Mulla Mustafa Barzani on 41st anniversary of his death
The Kurdistan Parliament on 1 March commemorated the 41st anniversary of the death of Kurdish leader Mulla Mustafa Barzani. Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq, Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami, Secretary Muna Kahveci, MPs of all the political parties and Parliament staff attended the commemoration.
Speaker Rewas Faiq participates in three Kurdistan presidencies meeting on Iraqi government formation
The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewas Faiq on 24 February participated in a meeting of the three presidencies of Kurdistan and political party leaders, to discuss Kurdistan's recent talks with Baghdad on the formation of the next Iraqi cabinet.
Statement by Kurdistan’s three presidencies and heads of political parties on Iraqi government formation
Kurdistan Region’s three presidencies and heads of Kurdistan’s political parties met on 24 February to discuss the outcome of the recent talks on the formation of the next Iraqi cabinet. They issued the following statement on their conclusions:
Speaker Faiq welcomes Kurdish politician Osman Baydemir
Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq on 23 February welcomed Mr. Osman Baydamir, the leading Kurdish politician.
Parliament’s Presidency conveys best wishes to Yazidis on Feast of Khidr Elias
On the Feast Khidr Elias after the period of fasting, the Presidency of Kurdistan Parliament conveyed their best wishes to Yazidis in the following message: