Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice Hosts University of Duhok Delegates for Two-Weeks of Training to Reduce Violence Against Women; Story Featured in Daily Pilot

VU CWJ conference-13-057A two-week training visit organized by Vanguard’s Global Center for Women and Justice (GCWJ) was designed to inform Northern Iraqi officials of ways to reduce violence against women in Iraq.

The Daily Pilot met with the delegation during one of the training sessions on gender-based crimes held at the Westminster Police Department. The article that was published Thursday, May 3, 2013 details the relationship between the two universities, the events leading to this successful trip and the reactions of the government officials in attendance. The article quoted the group’s ranking official, Tariq Rasheed, through a translator saying that he desires for his regional government to take steps toward taking “care of human cases, domestic violence and violence against women…”

The article also quotes Vanguard University’s director of the GCWJ, Sandra Morgan, saying: “This team is stepping out in front to combat centuries of tradition that have not recognized the harm to women in their community.”

To read the full article featured in The Daily Pilot, click here. Also, you can learn more about the GCWJ by visiting their website at

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