Category: Women

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, …

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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

Iraqi penal code puts Kurdish women at a disadvantage

Posted on by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

The previous article, “Kurdish women imprisoned for infidelity” generated a discussion on what was an alternative option in dealing with cases where women are unfaithful to their partners, and how moral crimes should be dealt with. The problem with this …

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Kurdish women imprisoned for infidelity

Posted on by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has passed several laws to ensure the Region protects women from violence, and has set up a commission, which will create monitoring boards to measure the effectiveness of laws passed, and their enforceability in protecting women …

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Kurdish Mayor on hunger strike against wall on Syrian border

Posted on by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

The mayor of Nusaybin district, Ayse Gokkan has been protesting against the construction of a wall at the Turkish-Syrian border between the two cities of Qamishli and Nusaybin. The wall has been dubbed as a “wall of shame” a phrase …

Posted in Activism, BDP, Call to Actions, Campaigns, Kurdistan, Women | 3 Comments

Kurdish Political Prisoner Executed In Iran; Two Others Sentenced to Death

Posted on by Tasbeeh Herwees

An Iranian Kurdish political prisoner was executed in the early morning hours of October 26th. Habibollah Golparipour, 29, had spent the last four years of his life in prison, where he was subject to the abusive treatment and torturous practices of …

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Kurdish Lawyers Founding Own Legal System in Rojava

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

The struggle of the people of Rojava (West Kurdistan/Northern Syria) is not merely characterized by its armed resistance against the Syrian army or Al Qaeda-linked rebel groups. It is unique in that Kurdish civilians early in the uprising opened Kurdish …

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From Pen to Sword: Kurdish Women Warriors in Syria

Posted on by Naila Bozo

In January 2011, I got lost in Qamişlo, the unofficial capital of Rojava (West Kurdistan/northern Syria). I wandered around the streets that all looked alike: broken pavements, small houses side by side with flat roofs, bigger and three-storey high buildings …

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