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Women demand posts in Kurdish Cabinet

Rebin Zangana reports for AKnews:

Women activists say women participation in the government positions should be equal to their participation in the parliament of Kurdistan Region – 25 percent – as the region prepares for a cabinet reshuffle as part of a political deal between the two main ruling parties.

Vian Sleman, secretary of Kurdistan Women’s Union (KWU) told AKnews that “Women activists deem it the women’s rights that in the next cabinet a number of the senior positions be give to women. And a formal request has been sent to Nechirvan Barzani for the purpose as well”

The women activists have called on Barzani to guarantee a 25% quota for women in his cabinet that is expected to be formed soon.

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