Tag Archives: Rojava

Who Owns The Syrian Revolution?

Posted on by Naila Bozo

                          I recognized the importance of Syria in my life through my separation from it. The hours before going to the airport made me feel weak. The departure …

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Kobane Canton Bans Polygamy, Underage Marriage

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According to Evrensel Media, the Women’s Commission of Kobane Canton, one of three cantons that make up the Rojava self-rule, has passed new regulations that ban underage marriages, polygamy and exchange of brides within the family. Zêrîn Kutay and Rabîa …

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Guerrilla Fighters of Kurdistan: A conversation with photographer Joey L.

Posted on by Naila Bozo

A few months back, a friend asked me if I could help a photographer translate a few interviews from his trip to Syria and Iraq. I agreed to do it without asking who the photographer was or about the content …

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From Damascus Street to Kurdistan

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The resilience of the Kurdish people in the face of decades upon decades of oppression has awed many people around the world yet elicited no sufficient, if any, pressure from foreign governments. Living in what is described as an “invisible …

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‘What I Saw In Kobanê’

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Recently, my friend and fellow Kurdish rights activist Firat Jacob Tas came home from a trip to Kobanê in Rojava (northern Syria) that has been the battleground for intense fighting between Kurdish armed forces YPG/YPJ and the Islamic State (IS) …

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Can you put us on the cover of Vogue?

Posted on by Naila Bozo

I wonder if we should collect donations, buy some thousand Armani Privé suits from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection, dress up the Kurdish fighters in Syria, instagram it and hashtag it #VogueArmy. Then maybe we will catch the attention of the …

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