|New Guidance for Women in the Kurdish Regions and Diaspora on Enforcing Rights|
A new training manual published jointly by Kurdish Human Rights Project (KHRP) and Kurdish Women's Project (KWP) seeks to provide advice to women in the Kurdish regions of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria and the diaspora on enforcing their rights and freedoms .
The manual complements the 'Charter for the Rights and Freedoms of Women in the Kurdish Regions and Diaspora', published in 2004.  The Charter represents a collective effort urge the elimination of all forms of discrimination against Kurdish women and to promote the participation of women in policy and decision-making at all levels. This manual offers comprehensive guidance about the application of the Charter at a grassroots level. It also aims to articulate the experiences of Kurdish women in their attempts to implement the Charter in their daily lives.
Importantly, the manual continues by providing a general overview of the enforcement mechanisms available both to women's organisations and to women generally who wish to enforce the principles enshrined in the Charter. In so doing, it focuses on UN and Council of Europe bodies most relevant to women and violations of international law committed against them. Overall, the manual is intended to make the experience of using the Charter a more accessible and constructive process.
 The manual 'Enforcing the Charter for the Rights and Freedoms of Women in the Kurdish Regions and Diaspora' (ISBN 1900175835) is available from Kurdish Human Rights Project (www.khrp.org or +44 (0) 207 405-3835)
 KHRP, KWP, 'The Charter for the Rights and Freedoms of Women in the Kurdish Regions and Diaspora' (ISBN 1900175711) is available in English, Sorani, Kurmanci, Arabic, Turkish and French from Kurdish Human Rights Project (www.khrp.org or +44 (0) 207 405-3835)