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WOMEN WRITERS OF THE KURDISH DIASPORA, AVA HOMA AND KAZIWA SALIH

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2019-03-25 17:01
Ava Homa nominee for the prestigious Frank O’Connor International Award Kaziwa Salih Founder of the Canada Anti-Genocide Project CALENDAR LISTING: Two women writers of the Kurdish diaspora, Ava Homa, a nominee for the prestigious Frank O’Connor Internatio ...

Despite “Islamic State” defeat: Hundreds of children will forever be missing

Ezîdî Press Kurdistan - 2019-03-25 01:10
Baghouz. With the final offensive against the terrorist militia “Islamic State” (IS) in Syria hopes were high that thousands of missing Ezidi women and children would be freed. Almost five years ago, the IS terrorist organization kidnapped and enslaved u ...

KRG Devising “New Plan” to Rescue Yezidis as IS Defeated on the Ground

BAS News - 2019-03-24 23:12
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is designing a new plan to locate and free the Yezidis who are still missing after the Islamic State (IS) is physically defeated and it holds no ground. More than 6,000 Yezidi women, men and children were a ...

Robert Kraft Apologizes Amid Prostitution Scandal: 'I Have Extraordinary Respect for Women' [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-24 22:34

The teacher using her new found freedom to train her neighbours

The Global Coalition - 2019-03-22 18:54
Watch Amani Saleh, a teacher trainer from Mosul talk about the oppressive rule of Daesh on women, and her achievement of training 450 women after the liberation to equip them with the skills needed for a better future. Article The teacher using her new f ...

The Iraqi journalist determined to prove to the world that being an IDP – internally displaced person – is not a cause for shame. And she knows – because she’s an IDP herself.

The Global Coalition - 2019-03-22 18:54
Sara Al Adnani, from Mosul, is a journalist, activist and head of women’s affairs at an NGO that helps Internally Displaced People (IDPs) Article The Iraqi journalist determined to prove to the world that being an IDP – internally displaced person – is n ...

River ferry sinks in Tigris near Iraq's Mosul, killing 71

Washington Times - 2019-03-22 03:14
BAGHDAD (AP) — A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year sank in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing at least 71 people, mostly women and children, officials said. Col. Hussam Khalil, head of the Civil ...

YJA Star: 2019 is the Newroz for freedom and women’s resistance

ANF - 2019-03-21 15:51
YJA Star Central Headquarters Command said, “Newroz 2019 will be the Newroz of freedom” and called all women to gather around the bonfire of the new day of struggle and to meet in the freedom halay. ...

SDF fighters rescued 7 more Yazidis in Baghouz

ANF - 2019-03-20 20:12
SDF fighters have rescued a large number of Yazidi women and children during their final operation against ISIS in Baghouz region. ...

TJA: Join Newroz celebrations against isolation!

ANF - 2019-03-20 17:34
“The message we will give on Newroz will be one of resistance. It will be the response of all peoples, especially the women, against this fascist alliance and its attacks." ...

Police attacked women for Leyla Güven: 13 detained

ANF - 2019-03-20 16:02
13 women carrying out a “standing protest” in support of DTK Co-chair Leyla Guven were battered and detained. ...

Isis women must be repatriated and deradicalised

Irishtimes - 2019-03-20 00:37

PM Barzani, US congressman discuss the role of women in governan

Rûdaw - 2019-03-19 22:25

Women, children leaving IS stronghold overwhelm Syrian camp

Al Monitor - 2019-03-19 21:33

PAJK: Let’s raise the struggle with the spirit of freedom

ANF - 2019-03-19 16:00
PAJK celebrated Newroz Day for all women, all the youth, all Kurdish people and all who seek freedom and called to raise the struggle with the spirit of resistance and freedom. ...

Kurdish women fighters brought to life on the big screen

Green Left Weekly - 2019-03-18 09:37
Les filles du soleil (Girls of the Sun) Written & directed by Eva Husson Starring Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot, Erol Afsin, Evin Ahmad Showing as part of the French Film Festival across Australia in March and April This is a war film unlike any ...

Message from the Ka’apor people to the Revolution in Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-03-18 09:19
“Women and men warriors of the Kurdish people, we, the Ka’apor people of Maranhão (Brazil) are united with you all for autonomy, self-management and self-determination." ...

United Nations: Our Newest Women's Rights Committee Member is...Iran

Townhall - 2019-03-17 23:39

[PICTURES]: All-Women Marathon in Erbil to Welcome Nawroz

BAS News - 2019-03-17 15:12
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Thousands attended commemoration for Halabja victims

ANF - 2019-03-16 20:34
On 16 March 1988 some 5,000 Kurds, mostly women and children, were killed when deadly gas was released on the northern town of Halabja by Saddam Hussein's forces. ...

Photograph exhibition on Kurdish women in Paris

ANF - 2019-03-16 18:10
The exhibition opened on Friday at Montreuil Women's House and depicts Kurdish women and their struggle. ...

Thousands commemorate the victims of Halabja massacre

ANF - 2019-03-16 18:10
On 16 March 1988 some 5,000 Kurds, mostly women and children, were killed when deadly gas was released on the northern town of Halabja by Saddam Hussein's forces. ...

Statement for CSW63 side event on: Iraqi Women at the Helm of Rebuilding, Peace and Stability, 15 March 2019 - Iraq | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-03-16 12:33

Women’s institutions in Northern and Eastern Syria come together

ANF - 2019-03-14 00:23
Women’s institutions in Northern and Eastern Syria are coming together to hold a meeting with the motto, “Build the free and democratic society with the unity of free women”. ...

Women of Deir ez-Zor organize

ANF - 2019-03-14 00:23
Al-Basira Women’s Assembly continues to organize under women’s communes to resolve issues women face. ...

MEP visits Kurdish hunger strikers: Your struggle is our struggle

ANF - 2019-03-14 00:23
One of the 14 Kurdish hunger strikers in Strasbourg, Gülistan Ike said that they want the support of the European peoples, especially women and said they are sure of their success as this struggle is for future generations. ...

Hawrami Women’s Platform in Bashur salutes Guven’s protest

ANF - 2019-03-14 00:23
Hawrami Women’s Platform from Southern Kurdistan (Bashur) sent a letter to DTK Co-chair who has been on a hunger strike protesting the isolation imposed upon Kurdish Peoples’ Leader Abdullah Ocalan and saluted her protest. ...

FBI investigates officer accused of seeking sex on duty from women | KGAN

Cbs2iowa - 2019-03-13 19:45

[PICTURES]: More Yezidis Reunite with Family after Liberation from IS

BAS News - 2019-03-13 13:34
ERBIL — More Yezidi women and children have arrived in Kurdistan Region to reunite with their families after being liberated from the Islamic State (IS) in Syria’s Baghouz. Since the beginning of the military operation to liberate the last populated area ...

Syria: Women must play active role in shaping the country’s future | Amnesty International

Amnesty - 2019-03-13 03:04

Syrian army rescues Druze women and children from ISIS

Thedefensepost - 2019-03-13 01:50

Istanbul's first Kurdish film festival casts light on women issues

Al Monitor - 2019-03-13 00:59

Police shoot rubber bullets and tear gas into a peaceful march on International Women's Day | The Canary

Thecanary - 2019-03-13 00:06

Kurdish women fighters film sparks furious Cannes row - Egypt Today

Egypttoday - 2019-03-12 15:52

Some 20,000 Iraqis could return from Syria in weeks: Red Cross

E-Kurd - 2019-03-12 11:20
GENEVA,— Around 20,000 Iraqis in Syria, including women and children who fled Islamic State’s last enclave, are expected to be sent home in weeks under an agreement with Baghdad, a senior official of the International Committee of the Red Cross said on M ...

He helped build a dental clinic for women displaced by ISIS. He's returning to treat refugees again | WBFO

WBFO - 2019-03-12 10:01

The arrest of”Seiran Saidpour”a civil and political activist in Sanandaj.

Roji Kurd - 2019-03-12 00:00
On 8th March 2019 International Women’s Day”Sieran Saidpour” a civil and active activist in the field of women, was arrested by the Iranian Intelligence Agency of Sanandaj,Kurdistan Human Right organization_Rojhelat,reported. On 7th March 2019 “Seiran Sai ...

Celebration to mark March 8 in Qandil

ANF - 2019-03-11 20:04
“We are commemorating the martyrs of freedom, the martyrs of women’s freedom and we reiterate our commitment to them." ...

Local artists visit Kurdish hunger striker Iba in Toronto

ANF - 2019-03-11 20:04
Local artists and women visited Yusuf Iba, who has been on a hunger strike in Toronto for 58 days. ...

Erdogan slams women's day rally over 'rude' behaviour

Rûdaw - 2019-03-11 12:51
"Police violence against tens of thousands of women taking part/trying ...

Syria: Freed Yezidi women and children recount time under ISIS

Rûdaw - 2019-03-11 12:51
They would not give me food, they would not take me to doctor ...

Syria: Women must play active role in shaping the country’s future – Amnesty International USA

Amnestyusa - 2019-03-11 11:48

Is Meghan Markle the embodiment of International Women’s Day? [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-11 11:24

Elections, expense scandals and Women’s Day in Turkish headlines | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-03-11 06:11

AUK Honors International Women’s Day

The American University of Kurdistan - 2019-03-11 02:01
Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – March 7th, 2019- To mark International Women’s Day, the center of the Rotunda inside AUK’s Mala Mustafa Barzani building was overtaken by a newly purchased three-meter fig tree. Yellow, blue and white ribbons presenting t ...

Kurdish women prepare for a life after IS – Channel 4 News

Channel4 - 2019-03-10 20:50

Erdogan slams women's day rally over 'rude' behaviour

France24 - 2019-03-10 17:14

Kurdish woman recognized as one of UK’s top women innovators

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-10 16:30
Fanya Ismail holing a purple plaque from Innovate UK. (Photo: KentOnline/Jennifer McCord) ...

3rd Annual “Cinema Through Women’s Eyes” Ready to Launch in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-03-10 12:18
ERBIL — Preparations have almost concluded to launch the 3rd round of “Cinema Through Women’s Eyes” in Kurdistan Region’s Sulaymaniyah. Pishtiwan Abdullah, one of the organizers, told BasNews that the event will begin on 12th March with dozens of foreign ...

Feminist Activists and Istanbul Police Face Off on International Women's Day [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-09 20:56

Istanbul police fire tear gas at banned women's day rally

Rûdaw - 2019-03-09 20:48
Violence against women is on the rise in Turkey ...

On International Women’s Day, brave female activists imprisoned around the world | Trudy Rubin

Philly - 2019-03-09 20:46

International Women's Day 2019: US women's soccer team sues over discrimination - as it happened | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-03-09 20:46

Rallies held across Turkey for children and women in Syria jails | Syria News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-03-09 20:46

In pictures: International Women's Day around the globe - BBC News

BBC - 2019-03-09 20:45

Delegation of Basque women visits Rojava

ANF - 2019-03-09 17:39
The delegation includes 6 representatives of Basque women’s organisations and groups. ...

Kurdish hunger strikers saluted at 8 March rally in London

ANF - 2019-03-09 16:45
Thousands of women joined the action on Friday evening in front of the Bank of England in central London. ...

French politicians sent solidarity message to Leyla Güven

ANF - 2019-03-09 15:22
French politicians sent a message of solidarity to Leyla Güven to mark 8 March, International Working Women’s Day. ...

Paris 8 March celebration commended Leyla Güven

ANF - 2019-03-09 14:22
The celebrations started in the center of Paris, at République Square, where the women lied on the ground to represent women murdered by men. ...

PAJK's Amed explains meaning of free municipalism

ANF - 2019-03-09 13:19
Amed said that free municipalism, which is based on the democratic, ecological and women libertarian paradigm, poses serious pressure on the male-dominated power mentality. ...

Yazidi activists greet March 8 with female hunger strikers

ANF - 2019-03-09 11:14
Yazidi women holding a hunger strike in front of the Council of Europe (CoE) in solidarity with the resistance against the isolation met with women on the indefinite non-alternating hunger strike for March 8 and concluded their protest. ...

Pontiacs donate blood for Kobane

ANF - 2019-03-09 10:45
“We don’t want our blood back, we want to give life with it” say Pontiac Greek women on the centennial of the Pontiac Massacre as they donate blood in solidarity with the Kobane Medical Center. ...

“YPJ fights at the forefront for Yazidis”

ANF - 2019-03-09 10:09
YPJ Commander Ariyan Qamishlo said ISIS gangs use civilians as human shields in the war and added that they fight at the forefront to save Yazidi women and children. ...

Sudan To Release All Female Political Detainees

Waar Media - 2019-03-09 09:46
WAAR_DUHOK Sudan’s president late Friday ordered the release of all women detained during the country’s ongoing protests. Addressing a political rally in the capital Khartoum, Omar al-Bashir announced he had instructed the country’s intelligence chief to ...

8 March message from FARC women

ANF - 2019-03-09 09:24
At a time very difficult time for the Colombia peace process, women of the FARC party call on unity. ...

Strasbourg activists celebrate March 8

ANF - 2019-03-08 23:56
The spirit of resistance is women’s spirit. The biggest resistance is women’s resistance. The evil in the world in the last 5 thousand years started by men’s hands, and women continue to resist it for 5 thousand years.” ...

Hunger striker Nasır Yağız wrote to women on hunger strike

ANF - 2019-03-08 23:35
HDP activist on hunger strike, Nasır Yağız, wrote to Leyla Güven, Sebahat Tuncel, Selma Irmak, Kibriye Evren and Dersim Dağ. ...

NASA announces first spacewalk with crew made up entirely of women | KGAN

Cbs2iowa - 2019-03-08 23:23

Turkish police attack women's march with tear gas, rubber bullets

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-08 22:57

Women in Syria celebrate amid an uncertain future

Rûdaw - 2019-03-08 22:22

Peace in Kurdistan writes to PM May on 8 March

ANF - 2019-03-08 19:34
Peace in Kurdistan, Women’s Alliance for Kurdistan, Iraq and Syria has sent an open letter to UK Prime Minister Theresa May has part of the 8 March initiatives. ...

You and I are Survivors. We are Women!

Hawzhin Press - 2019-03-08 18:09
You and I are Survivors. We are Women. This International Women’s Day reflect on history, reflect on violence, reflect on The post You and I are Survivors. We are Women! appeared first on Hawzhin Azeez. ...

YJA Star Statement on March 8

ANF - 2019-03-08 16:37
YJA Star Headquarters Command issued a written statement addressed to all the women of the world to mark 8 March. ...

Women rallied in Amed to mark March 8 despite police repression

ANF - 2019-03-08 16:16
The 8 March International Working Women's Day rally in Amed was organized with the slogan ‘Women in resistance for freedom, women on strike’. ...

Joint Statement by UN Women & UNFPA in Iraq on International Women’s Day [EN/AR/KU] - Iraq | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-03-08 15:48

Rojava women take the lead in every field, not just battle

Rûdaw - 2019-03-08 15:41

Let us pay tribute to the brave Kurdish women today!

E-Kurd - 2019-03-08 15:34
Shamm Shamayi Salih | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Today, March 8, is an important day for all female movements around the world. On the International Women’s Day, let us remember the ongoing struggles of Kurdish feminists. Let us remember that the Kurdish wom ...

HDP women candidates: ‘We will govern our cities and ourselves’

Green Left Weekly - 2019-03-08 15:09
Local government elections in Turkey will be on March 31. The government of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan removed more than 80 of 103 elected mayors representing the Kurdish-led People’s Democratic Party (HDP) from office and replaced them with government-appoint ...

The teacher who held secret lessons despite constant danger from Daesh

The Global Coalition - 2019-03-08 15:06
Meet Thurayya Mohammed Al-Hadi from Raqqa, who is so passionate about teaching she risked everything under Daesh to organise secret lessons. She now runs literacy courses for 450 women to support their education and reaching financial independence. Artic ...

Women in Rojava and Northern Syria celebrate 8 March

ANF - 2019-03-08 14:47
Women in Rojava and Northern Syria took to the street to celebrate 8 March, International Women’s Day and the resistance led by women. ...

Turkey world’s top jailer of women journalists - Committee to Protect Journalists | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-03-08 14:30

Why Research on Gender and Conflict Matters

International Crisis Group - 2019-03-08 14:23
At Crisis Group, we believe the interaction of gender and conflict is of central importance. But we consider carefully what a gender perspective entails and the conceptual pitfalls we should avoid. For instance, women are not just victims, but have agenc ...

Yuksekdag’s March 8 message

ANF - 2019-03-08 14:10
Figen Yuksekdag celebrated March 8 and said, “We will live in a women’s spring and a spring for greater humanity to our heart’s desire.” ...

15,034 women murdered in Turkey during 17-year-long AKP rule - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2019-03-08 13:12

الرئيس بارزاني : المرأة الكوردية مثال للصمود والقيم الانسانية

BAS News - 2019-03-08 12:25
وصف الزعيم الكوردي مسعود بارزاني ، المرأة الكوردية بأنها " مثال للصمود والقيم الانسانية " ، مهنئاً اياها والمرأة في العالم بمناسبة الـ 8 من مارس/ آذار يوم المرأة العالمي . جاء ذلك في تغريدة للزعيم الكوردي على حسابه في تويتر . On International Women's Day ...

Leaders hail strength of Kurdish women on international day

Rûdaw - 2019-03-08 12:23

Barzani’s Message on International Women’s Day

BAS News - 2019-03-08 12:17
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and former president of Kurdistan Region congratulated women with the International Women’s Day on 8th March. In a message published on his official Twitter, Barzani highlighted women’s contribution to the long struggle o ...

On International Women’s Day, photographers share their favorite pictures honoring womanhood

Nationalgeographic - 2019-03-08 11:17

Women’s Day: Masoud Barzani highlights role of Kurdish women throughout history

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-08 11:00

Jinên Ciwan ên Azad 8 March message: Resistance!

ANF - 2019-03-08 10:57
" Let us raise the fire of resistance together and let young women joined the 8th March activities with dynamism and color.” ...

TJA: This resistance is for life!

ANF - 2019-03-08 10:57
TJA called on women to join the 8 March rallies and added that women are struggling and resisting to live and to keep life. ...

Women soldiers around the world - Sisters in arms | The Economic Times

Indiatimes - 2019-03-08 10:38

YPJ International: This will be the century of women’s liberation

ANF - 2019-03-08 09:56
“The male mentality brought this dark period into the universe, feminist mentality will defeat it and recreate life! The 21st century will be the century of women’s liberation.” ...

Violence Against Women Network established in Amed

ANF - 2019-03-08 09:56
The Network against Violence Against Women was established in cooperation with all civil society organizations in Amed. ...

Women who live with R. Kelly describe their relationship with the singer [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-08 07:08

Smart Tech Will Only Work for Women When the Fundamentals for Its Uptake Are in Place | Inter Press Service

Ipsnews - 2019-03-08 06:50

Twenty-seven women journalists held in appalling conditions - IFEX

IFEX - 2019-03-08 06:50

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Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2019-03-08 03:02
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Afzal Kohistani: 'Honour killing' whistleblower shot dead

BBC - 2019-03-08 00:29
Afzal Kohistani exposed the killing of women seen singing and clapping in a video of dancing men. ...

Q&As on Women’s Clothing & Feminism

Dr. Widad Akreyi - 2019-03-07 20:09
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Dr. Widad has agreed that we publish her contribution to a dissertation on women’s clothing history and feminism. “We should be brave enough to voice unpopular truths as well. We must always denounce violence, ...
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