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Two Kurdish Films to Go on Screen at Paris Festival

BAS News - 2017-08-07 10:50
ERBIL — Two Kurdish products have found their way in the Paris International Film Festival 2017 to go on screen and compete for the best awards. According to Iranian Mehr news agency, ‘Women’s Role’ and ‘Ax of the Life’ are the two accepted short films, ...

Romania to Take in 400 Yezidi Survivors for Medical Treatment

BAS News - 2017-08-06 15:10
ERBIL — The Romanian government has agreed to take in 400 Kurdish Yezidi women who have survived the Islamic State (IS) and now suffering from physical and psychological traumas, Sinjar Mayor Mahama Khalil said. According to the official, the Romanian go ...

KMEWO’s Statement on the 3rd Anniversary of the Yazidi Genocide

Kurdish & ME Women's Organisation - 2017-08-04 03:55
Three years after the Yazidi Genocide, KMEWO calls on the Kurdish and Iraqi governments to act on the horrific human rights abuses suffered by 6,470 abducted Yazidi women and children. On August 3, 2014, Islamic State (IS) began an attack on the Yazidi c ...

Kurds in Germany condemn Turkish aggression on Afrin

ANHA - 2017-07-22 18:18
GERMANY- Dozens of Kurdish community people in Emden city in Germany have gone on a sit-in to condemn the Turkish attacks on Afrin and al-Shahba to support their people’s resistance. To continue the campaign that was launched by Kurdish Women Organization ...

2,000 More Female Yezidis Apply to Join Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-07-20 17:35
ERBIL— Nearly 2,000 more Yezidi women and girls have applied to become Peshmerga, said the Yezidi commander of an all-female brigade for the Kurdish minority community. Speaking to BasNews on Thursday, Khatun Khidir, who commands the Roj (Sun) Force, sta ...

‘All My Hopes Came Back’

The Kurdish Project - 2017-07-15 03:06
Women's rights activist Malala Yousafzai spent her birthday in Mosul with young Iraqi girls to talk about girls' education. The post ‘All My Hopes Came Back’ appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Iraqi Parliament Demands Government to Assist Yezidi Women

BAS News - 2017-07-03 15:57
ERBIL — Iraqi lawmakers have issued to the Iraqi government multiple demands for the liberated Kurdish Yezidi women, one of which is to provide them with a monthly salary under social protection law. “Iraqi house of representatives has issued the Iraqi g ...

Elderly Yezidi Women Rescued from IS in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-30 12:05
ERBIL— Several more Kurdish Yezidi people were freed from the Islamic State (IS) captivity in Mosul on Friday, including an elderly woman. Salim Kato, a Yezidi officer from the Iraqi army, told BasNews the elderly woman was freed in Shifa neighborhood of ...

Italian Coast Guard Arrests 38 Kurdish Migrants

BAS News - 2017-06-17 21:51
ERBIL — Italian coast guard has arrested 38 migrants from Kurdistan Region during the past two days for trying to illegally enter the country on their way to northern European countries. According to local sources cited by Kurdistan24, 10 men, 11 women a ...

Revenge for Sinjar: Syrian Kurds Free Islamic State Slaves

The Kurdish Project - 2017-06-14 22:32
Syrian Kurds are freeing Yazidi women enslaved by ISIS members. Get the full story here. The post Revenge for Sinjar: Syrian Kurds Free Islamic State Slaves appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

No recourse to public funds

Kurdish & ME Women's Organisation - 2017-06-09 19:38
The post No recourse to public funds appeared first on Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women's Organisation. ...

Call for Abstracts: Special Issue on Women and War

Kurdish Studies Network - 2017-06-04 21:45
Kurdish Studies invites academics, policy makers, activists, and students to submit high quality academic papers on the topic Women and War. Over the last years Kurdish women have become highly visible in international media coverage through different typ ...

Women in Kurdish Politics: Competition

Ruwayda - 2017-05-18 12:39
Why do Kurdish women compete against each other instead of trying to work collaboratively to achieve political goals? Kurdish women, like their male counterparts, seek to advance their careers more so than working collaboratively. According to Pierre Bour ...

The need for a ‘Kurdish’ form of feminism

Ruwayda - 2017-05-15 07:02
Kurdish women can often be their own worst enemies in relation to challenging the normative status quo, especially when it comes down to what constitutes as feminism in the region. This might sound strange, but for some reason, the word ‘feminist’ has bec ...

‘Hundreds of Us Will Die in Raqqa’: The Women Fighting ISIS

The Kurdish Project - 2017-05-12 21:58
Kimberley Taylor from Blackburn is part of the all-female Kurdish force battling to rout Islamic State. The post ‘Hundreds of Us Will Die in Raqqa’: The Women Fighting ISIS appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

YPG and Arab Tribes Clash over Fleeing Conscript

BAS News - 2017-05-10 19:37
YPG forces kidnap 50 villagers, including women ERBIL— After Kurdish forces in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) attempted to arrest a deserting Arab conscript, they were confronted by the Arab tribes north of the city of Hasaka, and the crossfire caused several ...

Kurdish Actress Wins Award for Best Role in Los Angeles Festival

BAS News - 2017-05-07 21:08
She dedicates the award to Yezidi women ERBIL- Diman Zandi, who played the major role in a movie about the trauma of the Kurdish Yezidi women under Islamic State (IS) captivity won the title for the best actress in the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Fest ...

Dire situation a woman 64 years old in Evin prison.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-04-29 13:42
According to the report to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association Noshin Mirabdolbaqi 64 years ols prison sentence on charges of supporting Kurdish parties, insulting the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, blasphemy state, women’s rights, propaganda ...

mobile hospital opened in Ain Issa Camp

ANHA - 2017-04-15 14:36
Kurdish Red Crescent and Swiss AVC organization provided a mobile hospital to Ain Issa Camp for refugees to provide medical services to displaced women in the camp. ...

Nine Kurdish Yezidis Freed from IS

BAS News - 2017-04-10 00:46
DUHOK — A total of nine Kurdish Yezidis, including four women and five children, were freed from the grip of Islamic State (IS) militants on Sunday, an official said. “They will arrive in Duhok [province of Kurdistan Region] on Monday to be reunited with ...

18 Iranian Kurds Detained Within Two Weeks

BAS News - 2017-04-09 18:57
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran since 21st of March has placed at least 18 Kurdish citizens in detention, said a monitoring group. Human rights observer Hangaw Group revealed that two women are among those detained in this period. They are from vari ...

KNC condemns chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun

KNC Geneva - 2017-04-06 20:01
On April 5, 2017, the secretary-general of the Kurdish National Council in Syria has expressed its strong condemnation of the chemical bombing on civilians, mainly women, children and elderly people, in Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib Province. It leaves no doubt ...

Seven More Kurdish Yezidis Freed from IS Captivity

BAS News - 2017-04-04 14:29
The rescued Yezidis consist of 5 children and 2 women DUHOK — As the fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq is nearing its end, seven more Kurdish Yezidi abductees were freed from the extremist group on Tuesday. Kurdistan Region’s Directorate of Ye ...

HDP Ağrı parliamentarian Taşdemir detained

Waar Media - 2017-04-02 14:30
WAAR-DUHOK: Pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Ağrı parliamentarian and the Party Women’s Assembly Spokesperson Dilan Dirayet Taşdemir has been detained in Muş where she was participating in the referendum campaign. Taşdemir is expected to appea ...

32nd CoE Congress accepts report on DBP municipalities

ANF/English - 2017-03-30 11:49
The 32nd CoE Local and Regional Administrations Congress has accepted by a majority vote the report on practices like the trustee appointments to Kurdish municipalities, arrests of co-mayors and shut down of women’s and children’s services. ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

300 Years Term Issued for Iranian Kurdish Inmates in 2016

Roji Kurd - 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 ...

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. ...
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