Category: Call to Actions

Women’s Initiative for Peace Issues Call in Support of Kobane, Against Turkish Buffer Zone

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

The Women’s Initiative for Peace (based in Turkey) is calling on everyone to take a stand against Turkey´s proposal of creating a buffer zone in Syria. The statement can be read in full below: Urgent Call: Stand Against Demands for …

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Posted in Activism, Call to Actions, Displacements, Protests, Syria, Turkey, United Nations, Urgent | 1 Comment

A Day with Yezidis in Camps around Duhok and Zakho

Posted on by Xoncha Nouri

We left Erbil in the morning two weeks ago to meet the Yezidis who had managed to escape ISIS terror, Shoresh Rahem, KRG’s representative in Sweden, another friend and I. The camps in Duhok and Zakho were filled with people …

Posted in Call to Actions, Displacements, Genocide, Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria, United Nations, Urgent | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Interview with Zerin Khalaf, a Yezidi Kurd

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

The disastrous situation in Kurdish cities in Iraq and northern Iraq continues after The Islamic State (IS) a week ago took control of cities in the area. Up to 150,000 Yezidi Kurds are still trapped in the mountains and they …

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The threat of ISIS in Rojava

Posted on by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

The People’s Protection Units (YPG) are estimated to be around 45,000 — 50,000 armed fighters in Western Kurdistan or what is commonly referred to as Rojava. Since the beginning of Syria’s revolution, and what later manifested into a civil war, …

Posted in Call to Actions, Iraq, Kurdistan, Women | 1 Comment

Take Action: Demand Medical Care for Kurdish Prisoner In Iran

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Amnesty International is encouraging people to take action on behalf of Zeynab Jalalian, a Kurdish prisoner who was sentenced to death by Kermanshah Revolutionary Court, a verdict that was later changed to to life in prison ”Zeynab Jalalian has had …

Posted in Call to Actions, Extrajudicial Punishment, Health, Iran, Political Prisoners, Torture, Trials | 1 Comment

Stand up for Dunya

Posted on by Lawen Azad

The events in Syria, the abhorrent actions of Boko Haram, the increasing violence in Ukraine are just a few headlines that have summoned our attention of late. But now, Kurds in Southern Kurdistan under the protection of the Kurdistan Regional …

Posted in Call to Actions, Culture, Discrimination, General, Kurdistan, Violence, Women, Youth | Tagged | 3 Comments

Juvenile prisons in Turkey should be closed

Posted on by Asli Sena Kücükyildiz

                  In the beginning of the 1990s, when intense battles were taking place between PKK and the Turkish Security Forces, the Law on the Fight Against Terrorism (Terörle Mücadele Kanunu, TMK) was …

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Protest against Camera Surveillance in Turkish Prisons

Posted on by Asli Kücükyildiz and Naila Bozo

                  United Nation’s Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment states in its first principle that “All persons under any form of detention …

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