UKH and LSE Conference on Art, Youth, and Women in KRI

November 11, 2022

Peacebuilding and Dialogue Centre (CPD) at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) concluded it’s two-day conference titled “Youth, Art, and Women’s Activism in the Kurdistan Region: What is Moving?” held in cooperation with London School of Economics (LSE) Middle East Centre on 10th and 11th November 2022 in UKH Campus.

The first day of the conference started with opening remarks from UKH President Keith Sharp and LSE Middle East Centre representative Isabela Kaiser.

The event hosted artists, women activists and youth from across the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, who in a panel discussion on day one of the conference discussed the debates taking place among these groups beyond party politics and regional security matters.

The conference also included an artwork exhibition for young artists whose artwork reflect how they envision their life and the future in the region.

On Saturday November 11th, the conference resumed with five parallel workshops discussing organisation of feminist campaigns, exhibition management, how to get funds for projects, how to print stories and how to develop youth network strategies.

The conference was concluded with a final plenary session where all working groups shared their experiences, ideas and recommendations on the topics discussed in the workshops.