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Newroz celebrations by guerrillas continue
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 14:21
Guerrillas of the HPG (People's Defense Forces) and YJA-Star (Free Women's Troops) continue their celebrations to welcome the Kurdish New Year festival Newroz. ...

Self-immolations on the rise among Kurdish women in Iraqi Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— According to nongovernmental organization Wadi, 57% of Iraqi Kurds between 14 and 19 years old underwent an excision of the clitoris. Honor killings by male family members are still common in Iraqi Kurdistan, and many ...

[IN PICTURES]: 5 Women and 3 Children of Abducted Yezidis Freed from IS
BAS News - 2017-03-19 18:14
They were taken to Raqqa in Syria DUHOK — Kurdistan Region’s Directorate of Yezidi Abductees Affairs stated that eight Kurdish Yezidis including women and children were freed from the grip of the Islamic State (IS) in Raqqa, the group's stronghold in Syr ...

Self-immolations on the rise among Iraqi Kurdish women / Laurene Daycard
KurdPress - 2017-03-18 11:19
Female Kurdish fighters, who represent less than 1% of the roughly 200,000 peshmerga forces, have become “the bankable icon” of the fight against the Islamic State. But beyond the illusions of a land that supports women’s rights, the reality in Iraqi Kurd ...

Self-immolations on the rise among Iraqi Kurdish women
Al Monitor - 2017-03-16 01:17

Rojava Kurds Showcase Traditional Attire at Fashion Show
Waar Media - 2017-03-15 22:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Rojava Kurds hit the catwalk on March 10, 2017, to demonstrate traditional Kurdish attire during a fashion show. The show was sponsored by a local political party and featured 15 women and seven men modelling a range of traditional attire. Th ...

Kurdish women in northern Syria model traditional Kurdish clothing in Qamishli earlier this week.
Rûdaw - 2017-03-15 18:51

Kurdish vocalist Aynur Dogan receives prestigious award for excellence
Rûdaw - 2017-03-15 15:45
Her music focuses on the life and suffering of Kurdish people, women ...

Kurdish Delegation Participating in CSW 2017
BAS News - 2017-03-14 20:45
NEW YORK — A delegation from Kurdistan Region is taking part in the 61st meeting of United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. The first meeting was held on Monday with the participation of Pakhshan Zangana, the Trustee at Kurdi ...

Iran’s paramilitary unit recruits women in Kurdish provinces
Rûdaw - 2017-03-12 15:08
Tehran also tried to form "local guards" as tensions rise with Kurdish armed groups ...

Turkey’s Kurds demonstrate for their rights on Women’s Day
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Thousands of Kurdish women on Wednesday demonstrated in the southeastern main Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in Turkish Kurdistan to demand their rights and protest against injustices against women on International ...

Kurdish women open first book café in Iraqi Kurdistan capital
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Bright colored walls, books draped from a purple ceiling, and a menu that includes syringes for happiness, joy, love and smiles. Ravan Ja’afar Al taei, 30, an avid reader and writer, is the co-founder of the book c ...

Kurdish women in Iraqi Kurdistan launch campaign to end cyberbullying
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Dozens of Kurdish women have collaborated together in an online campaign, intending to end gender-based cyberbullying in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. The campaign is called #KurdishWomenEmpower, and was initiated by Lanja ...

Kurdish women launch campaign to end cyberbullying
Rûdaw - 2017-03-11 03:12
"Gossip is another mechanism of the patriarchal society to silence women." ...

My Chance to Reflect on Service with Fellow Female Combat Veterans in Northern Iraq
The Kurdish Project - 2017-03-11 02:42
Former U.S. Navy veteran Nicholette Doliva reflects on her trip interviewing Kurdish female fighters for our campaign on International Women's Day. The post My Chance to Reflect on Service with Fellow Female Combat Veterans in Northern Iraq appeared firs ...

Kurdish woman set ablaze by husband, receives little media attention
Ruwayda - 2017-03-09 15:47
While some women were celebrating International Women’s Day with slogans, flowers, and pretty selfies, I could not help but wonder, what are they celebrating? Perhaps they live in an “alternative” reality because the situation of women has only improved o ...

Kurdish women made more sacrifices than men in history: Barzani
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-09 00:46

Kurdish women in Turkey demonstrate for their rights on Women's Day
NRT - 2017-03-08 19:24

23 Kurdish female political prisoners held in Iranian prisons
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— According to the statistics of Hengaw website for human rights in the Iranian Kurdistan, 23 Kurdish women and girls are held in prisons in Iran. On March 8th, marking the International Women’s Day, the website rele ...

23 Kurdish Female Political Prisoners Held in Iranian Prisons
BAS News - 2017-03-08 15:58
Two female inmates have been sentenced to life imprisonment ERBIL — According to the statistics of Hengaw website for human rights in the Iranian Kurdistan, 23 Kurdish women and girls are held in prisons in Iran. On March 8th, marking the International W ...

KRG Reiterates Utmost Efforts to Free Yezidi Women from IS
BAS News - 2017-03-08 15:58
KRG wishes a happy day to all the Kurdish women ERBIL — On March 8th, the International Women's Day, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Council of Ministers reiterated its continuous efforts to rescue the Yezidi women still held in Islamic State (IS) ca ...

Barzani High Values Role of Kurdish Women at 8 March
Waar Media - 2017-03-08 15:57
WAAR-DUHOK: On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani praises the sacrifices made by Kurdish women throughout history. Barzani specifically congratulated the International Women’s Day to the mothers, wives an ...

March 8th celebrations launched in Afrin
ANHA - 2017-03-08 15:57
Before a while, the events of Afrin celebrations in the International Women’s Day have been launched in Afrin canton with participation of Kurdish, Arab, Yazidi and Alawites women. ...

Women of castle of resistance celebrate March 8th
ANHA - 2017-03-08 15:57
The castle of Resistance women in the Syrian north have launched the celebrations where thousands of Kurdish, Arab, Turkmen and Circassian women have taken part in. ...

Marking March 8, Barzani Values Role of Kurdish Women
BAS News - 2017-03-08 01:30
ERBIL — On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani praises the sacrifices made by Kurdish women throughout history. Barzani specifically congratulated the International Women’s Day to the mothers, wives and da ...

Jazira canton marches against attacks on Shengal
ANHA - 2017-03-03 23:20
AMUDA – Citizens protested against the attacks against Nusaybin and Shengal in the Canton of Jazira. Kurdish and Arab citizens from Amuda, Qamishli and Hasaka gathered at the Free Women’s Square in Amuda to protest the recent attacks against the Kurdish p ...

Central Command photos of Kurdish women fighting ISIS 'popular demand' - Business Insider Deutschland
Businessinsider - 2017-02-28 23:53

US Central Command shares photos of Kurdish women fighting ISIS in response to 'popular demand' - Yahoo Finance
Yahoo - 2017-02-28 23:29

Iran forces detain Kurdish activist Farzaneh Jalali in Kermanshah
Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-02-27 02:03
Iranian security forces arrested Kurdish civil and Kurdish women’s right Farzaneh Jalali on 23 February in Kermanshah (Also known in Kurdish as Kermashan) and transferred her to an unknown location. According to Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) sourc ...

ISIS jihadi captured by Kurdish forces admits raping over 200 women - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-02-19 03:31

IS Captive Says He Has Raped 200 Women and Killed 500 People
BAS News - 2017-02-18 11:52
He was captured by the Kurdish Counter-terrorism forces during Kirkuk attack ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) militant Ammar Hussein who is now a captive in Sulaymaniyah province confessed that he has raped more than 200 women from Iraqi minorities particu ...

100 pictures expressing Ocalan isolation rejection were hung
ANHA - 2017-02-02 14:51
100 pictures written with phrases denouncing the isolation imposed on the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocalan were hung by Young Women Union in Mobata province. ...

IS Leader, In Charge of Yezidi Abductees, Killed Near Tel Affar
BAS News - 2017-02-01 23:32
His vehicle came under rocket fire by Hashd al-Shaabi MOSUL — Rocket attacks on Wednesday killed a prominent Islamic State (IS) leader near Mosul who was responsible for the abducted Kurdish Yezidi women, military sources confirmed. “Harbi Abdulkarim, IS ...

Islamic State will never conquer free Kurdish women: YPJ fighter Jinda Welat
Kurdish Question - 2017-01-31 21:31
Islamic State will never conquer free Kurdish women: YPJ fighter Jinda Welat ...

'We will build a colourful future through women's solidarity' says imprisoned Kurdish mayor Gultan Kisanak
Kurdish Question - 2017-01-22 00:40
'We will build a colourful future through#039;s#039; says imprisoned Kurdish mayor Gultan Kisanak ...

300 Years Term Issued for Iranian Kurdish Inmates in 2016
Rojikurd - 2017-01-15 00:07
In 2016, some 81 Kurdish inmates from Iran received in total 300 years of custody for different felonies. In the same time, six Iranian Kurdish women were also altogether sentenced to 162-month term, a human rights watch organization reported. According t ...

New inquiry request on the Paris murders: Turkey gave the order
ANF/English - 2017-01-13 13:36
Antoine Comte, lawyer for the families of the three Kurdish revolutionary women murder in Paris, said: “Ömer Güney’s death benefits all parties except us. It serves the interests of the Turkish and French states, but not ours.” ...

New inquiry request on the Paris massacre: Turkey gave the order!
ANF/English - 2017-01-13 12:42
Antoine Comte, lawyer for the families of the three Kurdish revolutionary women murder in Paris, said: “Ömer Güney’s death benefits all parties except us. It serves the interests of the Turkish and French states, but not ours.” ...

Two women from Denmark send medical aid to Rojava
ANF/English - 2017-01-13 11:34
Two Kurdish women from Denmark, one doctor and one nurse, created an initiative to send medical equipment to hospitals in Rojava Kurdistan and they are about to reach their goal. ...

Charity helping Yazidi survivors of Isis sexual slavery shut down
The Guardian - 2017-01-12 09:24
Kurdish authorities’ closure of Yazda leaves more than 1,200 women and children without any support, warn activistsKurdish authorities have shut down a key charity that was supporting women and children from the Yazidi minority who survived Isis sexual sl ...

150 Yezidis freed from ISIS captivity since launch of Mosul campaign: official
Aranews - 2017-01-12 00:38
ARA News Erbil – At least 150 Yezidi captives have been freed from ISIS grip since the US-backed Iraqi and Kurdish forces launched a battle for Mosul last October, officials said on Wednesday. The Yezidi Liberation Office confirmed that 150 women and chil ...

Female Kurdish Fighters Announce New Training Academies for Arab Women to Take on ISIS in Syria
The Kurdish Project - 2017-01-10 00:01
Learn how the YPJ in Syria is widening its operations to include Arab women who want to join the fight against ISIS in 2017. The post Female Kurdish Fighters Announce New Training Academies for Arab Women to Take on ISIS in Syria appeared first on The Kur ...

PAJK: we will hold conspirers accountable
ANHA - 2017-01-09 15:10
Kurdistan Free Women Party(PAJK) recalled the Kurdish strugglers Sakine Cansız and her colleagues to escalate struggle following their footsteps and holding conspirers to account. ...

Sakine Cansız commemorated by her grave in Dersim
ANF/English - 2017-01-09 13:42
Sakine Cansız, one of the revolutionary Kurdish women murdered in Paris, was commemorated by her grave in Dersim. ...

Thousands of Kurds take to the Paris streets
KurdPress - 2017-01-08 09:01
Over 5,000 Kurds took to the streets of Paris on Saturday to demand justice and more effort to be put toward the investigation of what is believed to be a politically motivated assassination of three Kurdish women which took place in January of 2013. ...

Thousands commemorate and demand justice for Kurdish women assassinated in Paris
Kurdish Question - 2017-01-07 20:11
Thousands commemorate and demand justice for Kurdish women assassinated in Paris ...

Thousands in Paris: We won't allow the case to be covered up
ANF/English - 2017-01-07 18:50
Thousands joined a rally in Paris today to mark the 4th anniversary of the murder of Kurdish women Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez, and vowed to keep the struggle going until justice is done. ...

Kurds rally in Paris to remember Sakine, Fidan and Leyla
ANF/English - 2017-01-07 13:52
Kurds have gathered in French capital Paris today to mark the 4th anniversary of the murder of Kurdish women Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez. ...

US to pay price for supporting Syrian Kurds: Turkey
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-06 19:12
Fighters of the Kurdish Women's Protection Units (YPJ), a part of the People's Protection Units (YPG) are seen in training at a military camp in Malikiya, Hassaka province in Syrian Kurdistan, Dec. 9, 2013. (Photo: Reuters) ...

New training academies will include Arab women: YPJ
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-04 20:02
A Kurdish-trained Syriac Christian woman fighting the Islamic State (IS) stands with her weapon, December 2015. (Photo: Getty) ...

Kurdish Activists To Submit Bill Protecting Women Abused by IS
BAS News - 2017-01-04 17:05
The bill calls for recognizing, compensating and reintegrating the victims ERBIL — For the Iraqi government to recognize and compensate the women who were treated as sex-slaves by the Islamic State (IS) militants, women activists in the Kurdistan Region ...

Was Ömer Güney’s death planned?
ANF/English - 2017-01-04 14:11
The hitman for the scheme that murdered three revolutionary Kurdish women Ömer Güney died mere weeks before the trial started. But there were no indications that his health was deteriorating up to that day. ...

Female Kurdish fighters announce new training academies for Arab women to take on Isis in Syria | The Independent
Independent - 2017-01-04 13:55

Kurdish Women in Sweden Awarded as They Lead the Way in Public Life
The Kurdish Project - 2017-01-04 03:53
The following article was originally published in Rudaw on December 27. 2016. STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Kurdish women in Sweden play a leading role in public life in that country and many have received awards in 2016 in recognition of their work. “Kurdish women ...

Kurdistan; Another Woman Killed by Father, Why not Politicizing it?
Kurdishpolicy - 2016-12-29 20:17
While the West admires the role of the Kurdish female fighters in Rojava( Syrian Kurdistan), the women in Iraqi Kurdistan continue to suffer from many tribal, religious, and legal barriers. They continue to face atrocities and killings, mostly by family m ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 25, 2016
E-Kurd - 2016-12-29 10:41
Yazidi woman sold as sex-slave five times by Islamic State speaks about abuse Sulaimani: Two Kurdish Yazidi women who survived Islamic State (IS) captivity and abuse, have spoken out about the horrific abuse they were subjected to by the jihadist group. T ...

Kurdish beauty hopes to represent Iran in next Miss Universe contest
E-Kurd - 2016-12-29 10:41
TEHRAN,— Iranian Kurdish fashion designer Sonia Beytoushi says that she is willing to and confident that she can represent Iran in the next Miss Universe contest and being from Iran gives her the chance that other Kurdish women haven’t had for not having ...

At least 16 Kurdish women are political prisoners in Iran
Rûdaw - 2016-12-27 22:31
Many are being held in prisons hundreds of km from their homes ...

TJK-E members take over the vigil for Öcalan on its 236th week
ANF/English - 2016-12-27 11:14
The guard watch for Öcalan demanding the freedom of the Kurdish People’s Leader continues in Strasbourg, France on its 236th week. Women from the TJK-E took over this week’s watch. ...

Kurdish women in Sweden awarded as they lead the way in public life
Rûdaw - 2016-12-27 09:43
'I am amazed by the ability of Kurdish women,' said Swedish activist Agnita Swanson ...

Kurdish women innovate to overcome power shortages in Erbil
Ruwayda - 2016-12-26 00:58
Kurdistan Region is currently facing financial and economic hardships. The financial crisis has led to the decline of business investment and prosperity as the government continues to host over one million refugees fleeing the violence of Islamic State gr ...

Q&A: An El Cajon Activist On Counseling Women Who Escaped From ISIS
The Kurdish Project - 2016-12-25 00:15
Don't miss theA with Dilkhwaz Ahmed, an Iraqi woman who counsels Yazidi women who have escaped from ISIS. The postA: An El Cajon Activist On Counseling Women Who Escaped From ISIS appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Kurdish women group demands justice over Paris Kurd killings
E-Kurd - 2016-12-24 12:50
Kurdisches Frauenbüro für Frieden e.V. via Ekurd.net DÜSSELDORF,— On the 9th of January, 2013, three Kurdish female politicians Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Dogan and Leyla Saylemez were assassinated in Paris. In the time after the assassinations the documents, t ...

Three Kurdish women, Charlie Hebdo, and the November 13 Massacre
ANF/English - 2016-12-19 13:50
Some four years ago, on January 9, 2013, three revolutionary Kurdish women were murdered in the middle of Paris by shots to their heads. All three of them took three bullets in the head each. It was the middle of the day. ...

Suspect in Kurdish activist killings dies in Paris
DW - 2016-12-18 23:04
The man accused of murdering three Kurdish women has died before his trial could proceed. French investigators believe Turkey's national intelligence agency might have been implicated in the murders. ...

Êzidî Kurdish women that escaped ISIS cruelty receive Sakharov Price
ANF/English - 2016-12-14 12:46
Êzidî Kurdish women Lamiya Bashar and Nadiya Murad, who have escaped ISIS cruelty, received the European Parliament’s Sakharov for Freedom of Thought. ...

Ezidi women accept human rights award
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-13 21:46
Nadia Murad (C) and Lamiya Aji Bashar (R), both Kurdish women of the Ezidi faith receive their 2016 Sakharov Prize from European Parliament President Martin Schulz (L) during an award ceremony at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, Dec. 13, 201 ...

Obama waivers prohibitions on arms to non-state actors in Syria
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-10 07:17
Fighters of the Kurdish Women's Protection Units (YPJ) participate in military training in the western countryside of the town of Serekaniye, Syrian Kurdistan, January 25, 2015. (Photo: Reuters) ...

Kurdish women continue their diplomatic efforts in Germany
ANF/English - 2016-12-01 14:57
SARA-Women’s Commune had a series of meetings in Germany’s Munich and Bavaria regions, and met with Bavaria Parliamentary Presidency, CSU and the Green Party officials. ...

Öcalan’s ‘Liberating Life: Women’s Revolution’ published in Tamil
ANF/English - 2016-11-28 12:13
Pragnai Publications published “Liberating Life: Women’s Revolution”, a collection of Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan’s essays, in Tamil. ...

Kurdish female fighters commemorate International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women
Aranews - 2016-11-26 22:23
ARA News Kobane – Each year on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is commemorated. On Friday, the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) took the time to observe the day, even while battling the Islamic State (ISIS). ...

Kurdish female fighters celebrate International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women
Aranews - 2016-11-25 23:53
ARA News Kobane – Kurdish female fighters of the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) in Rojava-Northern Syria celebrated on Friday the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Each year on November 25, the International Day for the Elim ...

Barzani: Peshmerga Won't Retreat from Pre-October 17 Liberated Areas
BAS News - 2016-11-24 17:08
Kurdistan Region won't tolerate those who supported IS and assaulted the Kurdish Yezidi girls and women ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated that the Peshmerga forces will not withdraw from the areas they had liberated before the star ...

Kurdish women denounce AKP fascism in the Bavarian Parliament
ANF/English - 2016-11-22 16:52
Kurdish women attended a series of meetings in the Bavarian Parliament and denounced AKP fascism. ...

Amal Clooney says UN did nothing to help Yazidi sex slaves, asking women to help instead
E-Kurd - 2016-11-20 21:16
TEXAS,— After appearing before the United Nations for the first time and telling delegates she was “ashamed” to stand before them while they did nothing to prevent the rape and abuse of Kurdish Yazidi women, Amal Clooney stood before a conference of women ...

Hundreds of Kurdish women sit-in Qamishlo city in solidarity with the Kurdish political prisoners in PYD’s prisons
Yekiti Media - 2016-11-16 21:05
Yekiti Media hundreds of Kurdish women protested in solidarity with political prisoners in the prisons of the Democratic Union Party, PYD in Qamishlo city today. The sit-in, which called by the women’s organizations in Qamishlo,began by a minute of silenc ...

VIDEO: Who are the backstage soldiers of the Raqqa battle?
Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-13 19:19
A group of Syrian Kurdish women prepare food for the fighters in the offensive to retake the city of Raqqa from Islamic State (IS), Ain Issa, Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), Syria, Nov. 12, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Kurdish female fighters launch operation to ‘avenge Yezidi women’ held by ISIS in northern Iraq
Aranews - 2016-11-13 00:21
ARA News Erbil – The Shingal Women’s Units (YJS), a Kurdish all-female force in northern Iraq, said on Saturday they will launch an operation to ‘avenge Yezidi women’ and to save women that ISIS hold hostage. “We have not forgotten Êzidî [Yezidi] women so ...

VIDEO: Battle for Raqqa: YPG-led forces control strategic town
Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-11 22:12
Two Syrian Kurdish fighters of the Women Protection Units (YPJ), fighting under the umbrella of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), rest in the strategic town of Heesha after liberating it, northern Raqqa , Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), November 10, 2016. (P ...

Syria Kurd women fighters out for revenge against jihadists
Dailymail - 2016-11-10 14:42
Headed for the front line near Syria's Raqa, 23-year-old Kurdish fighter Kaziwar has just one thought on her mind: to make her jihadist foes pay for their tr... ...

US Spokesperson: Turkey, Kurdish forces must ‘coordinate’ in Raqqa
Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-09 21:39
A group of Women's Protection Units (YPJ) fighters discuss military tactics in Syrian Kurdistan. (Photo: Reuters/Massoud Mohammed) ...

Kurdish female fighters join battle for Raqqa ‘to free women from ISIS’: YPJ official
Aranews - 2016-11-09 03:02
ARA News Kobane – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched on November 6th a new military operation against the Islamic State’s (ISIS) capital, Raqqa, and have so far liberated several areas north of Raqqa Governorate. Several military factions are par ...

Kurdish Women Battle IS With Songs — and Machine Guns
The Kurdish Project - 2016-11-07 21:47
When Islamic State insurgents fired mortar bombs at Iranian Kurdish women fighters holding a desert position in northern Iraq, the women first hit back by singing through loudspeakers. The post Kurdish Women Battle IS With Songs — and Machine Guns appeare ...

SDF marching on Raqqa is mix of ethnicities, religions, genders
Rûdaw - 2016-11-07 19:55
Arab, Turkmen, Christian, Kurdish men and women form the force retaking Raqqa ...

Iranian Kurdish female PAK fighters battle Islamic State in Iraq
E-Kurd - 2016-11-06 20:17
SAMAQA, Iraq,— When Islamic State insurgents fired mortar bombs at Iranian Kurdish women fighters holding a desert position in northern Iraq, the women first hit back by singing through loudspeakers. Then the women opened fire with machineguns. “We wanted ...

Kurdish Women Battle IS With Songs — and Machine Guns
Voanews - 2016-11-05 04:18

Guns and roses: Kurdish women battle ISIS, Middle East News & Top Stories - The Straits Times
Straitstimes - 2016-11-05 03:01

KCK: This is where words end, all should rise up everywhere
ANF/English - 2016-11-04 13:45
KCK: “This is where words end. All the Kurdish people and the forces of democracy should rise up everywhere and resist. The youth, the women and all of Kurdish people should show the AKP government once more that the Kurdish will can not be broken." ...

Kurdish women fighters battle Islamic State with machineguns and songs | Jamestown Sun
Jamestownsun - 2016-11-04 05:15

Kurds and Turks are at the edge of a cliff: An interview with arrested Kurdish women’s rights activist Ayla Akat | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal
Links - 2016-11-04 03:01

Kurdish women fighters battle Islamic State with machineguns and songs
Reuters - 2016-11-03 20:51
SAMAQA, Iraq (Reuters) - When Islamic State insurgents fired mortar bombs at Iranian Kurdish women fighters holding a desert position in northern Iraq, the women first hit back by singing through loudspeakers. ...

Kurdish women fighters battle Islamic State with machineguns and songs
Dailymail - 2016-11-03 20:33
By Babak Dehghanpisheh and Michael Georgy SAMAQA, Iraq, Nov 3 (Reuters) - When Islamic State insurgents fired mortar bombs at Iranian Kurdish women fighters ... ...

International Women’s Alliance expresses solidarity with Kurdish women
ANF/English - 2016-11-03 13:35
The International Women’s Alliance (IWA) IWA expressed solidarity with the Kurdish women’s movement in Turkey in their struggle against the fascist regime under the leadership of Erdoğan and his party AKP. ...

Argentinian women launch campaign in solidarity with Kurdish women
ANF/English - 2016-11-02 10:14
Argentina Solidarity with Kurdish Women’s Movement Committee launched a campaign for “Solidarity with KJA and arrested women”. ...

Islamic State using hostages as human shields in Mosul - UN
The Guardian - 2016-10-28 13:24
Militant group taking thousands hostage and carrying out mass executions as Kurdish and Iraqi forces close in on the cityIslamic State fighters have taken “tens of thousands” of men, women and children hostage in the city of Mosul, and executed at least 2 ...

European parliament awards Sakharov prize to Kurdish Yazidi women
E-Kurd - 2016-10-27 13:01
BRUSSELS,— The European Parliament has awarded its Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought and expression to Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar, two Kurdish women from Iraq’s Yazidi community who suffered attack and persecution by Islamic State. Murad and Ba ...

Turkish Army Continue Shelling Kurdish Areas in Syria for Third Day Leaving Civilian Casualties Including Women and Children
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2016-10-25 23:59

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – October 25, 2016
E-Kurd - 2016-10-25 05:30
Latest news every 30 min 70 Yazidis freed from Islamic State since start of Mosul offensive Duhok: At least 70 Yazidi Kurdish women and children have been freed from IS-controlled territories in Iraq and Syria since the start of an offensive against the m ...

Cowardly ISIS fighters flee Mosul dressed in women's clothes
Dailymail - 2016-10-20 16:45
The two men were caught by Kurdish Peshmerga troops fleeing the Iraqi city after ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ordered women to leave Mosul as the liberation battle entered a fourth day. ...

Combating domestic violence in Iraq's Kurdish region
Aljazeera - 2016-10-16 19:17
Faced with tough choices and social pressures, some women in the region are paying the ultimate price. ...

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