CPTnet 11 April 2016 IRAQI KURDISTAN: March 2016 Newsletter now available!
45th CPT training nears its end.
For the past two months a very diverse group of trainees from different countries, cultures and religious backgrounds came together under one umbrella – peace. As the CPT training nears its end, we are experiencing many sad and emotional moments, as we got along together very well and became close friends. However, we know that this is not the end. We will leave the training having had an amazing experience, and having gained immense knowledge during our time together.
Newroz – Celebrating the new year of 2716 !
The participants on the 45th CPT training joined other friends to celebrate the 2716 New Kurdish Year (Nawroz) by visiting the Kurdish mountains. Nawroz represents freedom, renewed hope and Kurdish dreams.
International Women`s Day
On 8th March CPT participated in a celebration of International Women’s Day organized by REACH (Rehabilitation, Education and Community Health), a local NGO. We attended the opening of the first market in Iraqi Kurdistan run by women who fled the war in Syria. The gathering also gave young women from different communities the opportunity to share their art and handmade crafts. The gathering closed with theater, music and dance performances and gave hope that equality for all people is possible.