Further research planned
Child protection conference postponed to September
Erbil — The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs has postponed a child protection conference originally set for early June to September. The delay is intended to include further research in the event.
Planned for over six months, the conference aims to offer a forum for those studying child-related issues.
“We aim to provide more opportunities for researchers in child protection, especially for studies that are crucial for our future efforts,” Arian Ahmed, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, told 964media.
The event will tackle health, employment, poverty, violence, and exploitation of children, with a focus on identifying solutions.
Data from the Kurdistan Child Protection Organization shared with 964media shows that there are 1,213 working children in the Kurdistan Region, 500 of whom are from the region, with the rest coming from elsewhere.
The ministry’s spokesperson further noted, “We will discuss all topics concerning children, society, families, and their challenges, and we plan to publish all findings and research in a scientific journal for public access.”