I wanted to write a moving piece. I wanted to write in commemoration of the Halabja Massacre that claimed the lives of more than 5,000 Kurdish civilians in a poison gas attack in 1988 carried out on the orders of Saddam Hussein, …Posted in Displacements, Genocide, Iraq, Kurdistan | Tagged Genocide, Halabja, Iraq, Kurdistan, Massacre | Comments Off on Halabja Is Our Present And Our Future
Today, people are celebrating International Women’s Day. To some it is a day to celebrate women like Mother’s Day but to others it is a day to mark women’s past, present and future struggle to achieve empowerment and equality with …Posted in Activism, Iran, Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria, Women | Tagged International Women's Day, Iraq, KRG, Kurdish women, Kurdistan, women, Yezidi | Comments Off on Celebrating Kurdish Women: ‘Today, They Rewrite Their Own History’
As many as 5,000 women and girls are victims of honour killings every year worldwide, often killed by members of their own family. Many honour killings have also taken place in Europe and America including the murder of Fadime Şahindal, …Posted in Culture, Kurdistan, Violence, Women, Youth | Tagged Before Snowfall, Honour killing, journey, Kurdistan, movie, women | Comments Off on Before Snowfall: An Interview with Hisham Zaman
A France-based organisation, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network claims that it has confirmed reports that brothers Ali and Habib Afshari have been executed. They were arrested in late 2010/early 2011 on charges of ‘waging enmity against God’ through ‘propaganda activities’ and ‘membership in a dissident …Posted in Activism, Executions, Iran, Kurdistan, Political Prisoners, Torture, Trials, Youth | Tagged execution, Iran, Kurdish Political Prisoner, Kurdistan | Comments Off on Iran: Two Kurdish Political Prisoners Executed
During protests to commemorate the execution-like killings of three Kurdish activists in Paris on January 9, 2013, clashes erupted in the Cizre district of Şırnak in North Kurdistan (southeastern Turkey) which led to Turkish police shooting and injuring yet another …Posted in Kurdistan, Turkey, Youth | Tagged Kurdish rights, Police, Protests, Turkey | Comments Off on Another Kurdish Youth Shot by Turkish Police
Thousands of people fled Kobane when Islamic State (IS/formerly ISIS) militants seized control of several areas within the autonomous canton in September 2014. Some of the refugees have taken refuge in Suruc district of Urfa, an estimate of 20,000 children …Posted in Call to Actions, Campaigns, Kurdistan, Syria, Turkey, Women | Comments Off on Refugee children from Kobane at risk of malnutrition
In August 2014, Islamic State (IS/ISIS) militants seized control of Shingal, a predominately Kurdish-Yezidi (also referred to as Ezidi) town. Thousands of men were rounded up, and killed because of their religious affiliation. Women were kidnapped, some sold on the …Posted in Kurdistan, Violence, Women | Comments Off on Yezidi children commit suicide to avoid ISIS sex slavery — Report
Why Are The Imitation Rolex Sky-Dweller Watches So Clever? The Sky-Dweller is the most sophisticated and up-to-date modern Rolex collection in the current collection. People who love it think it’s the perfect Rolex watch, and people who hate it …Posted in Kurdistan, Turkey | Comments Off on Why Are The Imitation Rolex Sky-Dweller Watches So Clever?