65 women across the region

Number of women at shelters in the Kurdistan Region on the decline

ERBIL, January 9 — The number of women in the Kurdistan Region’s shelters is declining, with a reported 65 individuals seeking refuge in Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Duhok, and Garmiyan.

Arian Ahmad, spokesperson for the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, told 964, “The breakdown reveals 34 women with six children in Erbil, 20 women in Sulaymaniyah, 10 in Duhok, and one in Garmiyan.”

Zhyar Jalal, Director of Social Monitoring in Sulaymaniyah, shared, “Fortunately, we currently accommodate only 20 women in Sulaymaniyah, compared to last year’s 258, which included 69 children.”

The Sulaymaniyah Shelter for Threatened Women follows a unique approach, catering not only to threatened women but also to those who are homeless or facing mental health challenges. The shelters provide essential services, including medical treatment, food, and clothing, to support those seeking refuge.