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Arabic women: We want to know the status of our leade

ANHA - 2017-10-21 14:26
AZAD SAFO_MOURAD KINDA TEL-KOÇER- A number of Arabic women from Tel Koçer district have demanded the Turkish state to disclose the health status of the leader of the Kurdish people Abdullah Ocalan and appealed to international organizations dealing with h ...

Kurdish female militia vows to keep fighting IS militants

Washington Times - 2017-10-20 08:12
BEIRUT (AP) - A Kurdish female militia that took part in freeing the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group said on Thursday it will continue the fight to liberate women from the extremists' brutal rule. In a highly symbolic gesture, ...

Thousands call for Ocalan’ freedom in Afrin canton

ANHA - 2017-10-18 10:06
Thousands of Kurdish, Arabic men, women, children of Afrin canton have taken to streets chanting "There is no life without the leader, no to the Turkish occupation" in a mass demonstration in which they came out to prove to the world that they are on the ...

YJC, YCR: We will be shells of fire to protect our leader

ANHA - 2017-10-16 12:49
NEWS DESK – Rojava Youth Federation(YCR) and Young Women Union(YJC) about the health status and the protection of the Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, said that they will be shells of fire to protect Ocalan, in a statement. The text of the statement: “We, ...

Yezidi Girls Have Finger on the Trigger to Defend Kurdistan: Commander

BAS News - 2017-10-14 17:07
ERBIL — The Yezidi women are fully ready to stand against any aggressive force aiming at the Kurdish territories in Sinjar and elsewhere, said commander of all-female Yezidi Peshmerga forces. Khate Shingali, who commands the Yezidi Roj Girls Brigade, tol ...

YJŞ: by Ocelan’s ideas virtue, YJŞ formed

ANHA - 2017-10-09 13:01
Şengal Women Units (YJŞ) condemned the international conspiracy against the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocelan, and said that Women Units in Şengal and Şengal Resistance Units formation in addition to dismissing the fascist IS mercenaries from Şengal w ...

In the past 10 days, at least 6 kurdish women have been arrested

Hengaw - 2017-10-07 03:01
Hengaw: In the wake of the recent arrests of the Kurdistan people, at least 6 women were arrested for pleasures and support The post In the past 10 days, at least 6 kurdish women have been arrested appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

Unprecedentedly, “Jinology” Faculty opened in Rojava

ANHA - 2017-09-20 14:29
The University of Rojava has opened two new faculties; Women's Science known as Jinology (Jinolojî is a term created by Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocalan) and Fine Arts, as well as the four faculties that were already opened last year. ...

Yezidi MP Demands Use of Detained IS Families to Find Missing Yezidis

BAS News - 2017-09-19 12:39
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidi MP Vian Dakhil expressed surprise at Iraqi government’s lenient treatment towards the detained Islamic State women and children while thousands of Iraqis, particularly Yezidis, are still in the hands of the extremists. “We are ...

Six Yezidi Women and Children Freed from IS

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
DUHOK — Six Kurdish Yezidi women and children whom were once abducted by the Islamic State (IS), have been freed from the grip of the extremist group, confirmed an official. Among them is a woman, identified as Shirin Dakhil, with three of her children, ...

March launched in Germany demanding Ocelan’s freedom

ANHA - 2017-09-11 15:46
On Monday morning, the activities of the march that was led by Free Women and Youth Movement in Europe demanding the freedom of the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocelan under the slogan "By Revenge Soul, to Defeat Colonialism and Liberate the Leader" sta ...

Six Yezidi and Christian Abductees in Tel Afar Freed

BAS News - 2017-08-28 17:19
ERBIL— Six abducted people were rescued on Monday in Ayaziyah district of Tel Afar (65 km west of Mosul), an official told BasNews. One of the abductees was a Christian and the rest were Kurdish Yezidi women and girls, said Hussein Qaedi, the director of ...

Tel Abyad tribes meet in support of federal elections

ANHA - 2017-08-28 16:23
Dozens of Arabic, Kurdish and Turkmen tribal notables (Girê Sipî), a number of leaders of the People and Women Protection Units and leaders of the Syrian Democratic Forces are in a tent erected in support of the federal election. ...

Three More Yezidi Women Freed in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-28 11:19
ERBIL— Amid the ongoing fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Tel Afar district, 65 km west of Mosul, three Kurdish Yezidi abductees, including a woman and two girls, were rescued in the district. Hussein Qaidi, director of Kurdistan Regional Governmen ...

Barzani: We Will Establish a Democratic and Multi-ethnic State

BAS News - 2017-08-21 14:45
“We will not build a Kurdish nation state,” Barzani says ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated on Monday they will not establish a “Kurdish nation state”, but rather a democratic state based on citizenship. In a meeting with women, stu ...

KJK: August 15 Milestone fought slavery

ANHA - 2017-08-15 15:26
The coordination of Kurdish Women System (KJK) said in a statement released on the occasion of 33 anniversary of the August 15 Milestone "Kurdish people did not accept the national state system and they struggled, fought and practiced their right of legal ...

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 ...
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