Launch our Voices project Metro partner for Internews
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With the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), we launched our Voices, sponsored by Inter News, with the participation and implementation of Metro, Peace and Freedom,

On Monday, 24/6, at the Rotana Hotel in Erbil, in the presence of dozens of representatives of government departments, media institutions, civil society organizations, activists and the independent media, the launch of our Voices project was announced.

"The main objective of the SIDA-sponsored project is to empower and develop the capacity of women media workers," said Bakhshan Kak Wes, Iraq Project Manager at Internews. "The duration of the project is three years, during which we will train women journalists from all cities of Iraq to develop and strengthen their capabilities to be creative and leadership in the field of their work."
"The project includes dozens of activities and events that seek to raise the level and capacity of women working in the media," she said.

Mrs. Bakhshan invited the media organizations in all their aspects to cooperate with this project to achieve this noble goal.

In this Rahman Gharib, Chairman of the General Council of Metro, expressed his happiness and welcome to launch our project. "These activities and activities included in this project are a very important step in order to raise the level and capacity of women working in the media," this great project and high goal can be organized to achieve the goal of the project in cooperation with us each. "

Internews is a global, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media around the world to give people the news and information they need, and the ability to communicate and communicate with their voice. Internews provides communities with the resources to produce local news and information fairly and independently. Through international experience and access, Internews trains both journalists and the media, provides innovative media solutions, increases coverage of critical issues and helps develop policies to access information.

SIDA is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish Parliament and Government to reduce poverty in the world. Through our work and with others, we contribute to the implementation of Sweden's global development policy. We work together to implement a Swedish development policy that will create opportunities for the poor to improve their living conditions. Our task also includes a reform cooperation in Eastern Europe, which is funded by a special grant. The third part of our mission is to provide humanitarian assistance to those in need.