Archive for category: WOMEN

  • Zeynab Jalalian’s health suffers amid ongoing denial of medical treatment

    Zeynab Jalalian’s health suffers amid ongoing denial of medical treatment

    WOMEN 17 September 2017 13:25:50 no comments

      After nearly a decade behind bars, prisoner of conscience Zeynab Jalalian (Zeyneb Celaliyan) has developed intestinal problems, yet the authorities continue to deny her specialist treatment, her father told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “She is suffering from intestinal issues, but there is no specialist in […]

     
  • Gulan Fehîm: Women have common problems, must have a common struggle as well

    Gulan Fehîm: Women have common problems, must have a common struggle as well

    WOMEN 30 August 2017 12:49:23 no comments

    Free Women Society of Eastern Kurdistan (KJAR) Executive Council Member Gulan Fehîm spoke to ANF about the problems women are dealing with in Iran and Eastern Kurdistan. Fehîm pointed out that the Iranian state is waging an ideological war against women and stressed that Iran deems any probable change in […]

     
  • Amnesty International launches campaign for Zeyneb Celaliyan

    Amnesty International launches campaign for Zeyneb Celaliyan

    FEATURED NEWS, WOMEN 29 August 2017 12:16:17 no comments

    Amnesty International launched a campaign demanding urgent medical care for Kurdish woman Zeynab Jalalian (in Kurdish: Zeyneb Celaliyan) who is serving a life sentence, is severely ill and requires specialized medical care outside prison. Iranian Kurdish woman Zeynab Jalalian, serving a life sentence, is severely ill and requires specialized medical […]

     
  • YJA Star guerrilla form Rojhelat speaks of her break from the system in Iran

    YJA Star guerrilla form Rojhelat speaks of her break from the system in Iran

    REPORT / INTERVIEW, WOMEN 29 May 2017 19:19:54 no comments

    YJA Star guerrilla Nûda Karker from Rojhelat (eastern Kurdistan), stated that in the PKK, which is a women’s movement at the same time, a wholly realized person with identity and will emerges and rebuilds life, aware of herself and knowing herself. Karker said she was very lucky to have been […]

     
  • A conference on despotism and violence against women in Rojhelat and Iran

    A conference on despotism and violence against women in Rojhelat and Iran

    FEATURED NEWS, WOMEN 25 May 2017 11:59:10 no comments

    A conference on despotism and violence against women in eastern Kurdistan (Rojhelat) and Iran was held in Stockholm, Sweden, by Rojhelat Women´s Federation, RONAK. On Saturday, May 20 2017, RONAK organized a conference in Stockhom, Sweden, in collaboration with Kurdish Mothers in Sweden. The purpose of this conference was to […]

     
  • Evîndar Rênas: Women must take their right of the policy making

    Evîndar Rênas: Women must take their right of the policy making

    WOMEN 16 May 2017 18:03:18 no comments

    Evîndar Rênas is a member of the Kurdish women’s movement that during the interview with the News Agency of ANF before the Iran’s presidential election mentioned the position of women in Iran, and demanded the women who defend women’s rights and equality in the municipal councils must be supported. Evîndar […]

     
  • Zeyneb Celaliyan refuses to take medication for 53 days

    Zeyneb Celaliyan refuses to take medication for 53 days

    WOMEN 10 May 2017 13:22:13 no comments

    Kurdish political prisoner Zeyneb Celaliyan has been refusing to take medication for 53 days in order to protest the inhumane practices in prison. It has been learned that Kurdish political prisoner Zeyneb Celaliyan, who is imprisoned in the town of Xoy in East Kurdistan’s Urmia state, has been refusing to […]

     
  • March 8 messages from imprisoned female MPs: We’ll build another world

    March 8 messages from imprisoned female MPs: We’ll build another world

    WOMEN 9 March 2017 10:55:21 no comments

    Imprisoned HDP female MPs send messages for March 8, International Women’s Day. HDP Co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ, HDP MPs Besime Konca, Çağlar Demirel, Selma Irmak, Meral Danış Beştaş and Gülser Yıldırım sent their messages from prisons on International Women’s Day. Imprisoned HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party) female MPs send messages for March […]

     
  • Women from Rojhelat celebrated March 8 and said “NO” to Erdoğan’s dictatorship

    Women from Rojhelat celebrated March 8 and said “NO” to Erdoğan’s dictatorship

    WOMEN 9 March 2017 09:58:16 no comments

    In Sine  a city of the Rojhelat (Eastern Kurdistan), women celebrated March 8, International Women’s Day and said, “We also say ‘NO’ to Erdoğan’s dictatorship.” Women from Sine gathered for March 8, International Women’s Day and issued a press statement. Noting that the Kurdish people live under the oppression of […]

     
  • To the Phoenixes of My Country

    To the Phoenixes of My Country

    WOMEN 8 March 2017 13:15:32 no comments

    To the Phoenixes of My Country 1 By Farzad Kamangar 2 Hello, my precious, today is Women’s Day, the day that I always long for. On this day, instead of your kind hands, my thoughts are decorated with a narcissus flower more chaotic than your tresses. It has been two […]

     
  • RONAK held its first congress in Sweden

    RONAK held its first congress in Sweden

    WOMEN 6 March 2017 21:27:00 no comments

    Saturday, March 4,  Kurdish women gathered in Stockholm to inaugurate the new organization called RONAK, which stands for Rojhelat Womens National Association in Sweden. RONAK members held their very first Congress and the main subject was women’s situation in eastern Kurdistan (Rojhelat) and in Iran, but above all, how the […]

     
  • KHRN: Religious extremists continue attack on female artists in Kermashan

    KHRN: Religious extremists continue attack on female artists in Kermashan

    WOMEN 5 March 2017 09:42:00 no comments

    Religious extremists have continued to attack solo female artists in Kermashan (Kirmaşan) as the head of Qom Seminary Teachers Society (QSTS) has been demanding more restraints on “such unlawful acts” in a public letter to local governor. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) reported that on 29 January of this year […]

     
  • YPJ fighter: Fascism lost, women’s emancipation ideology prevailed

    YPJ fighter: Fascism lost, women’s emancipation ideology prevailed

    WOMEN 4 March 2017 13:16:25 no comments

    Women’s Defense Units-YPJ fighter Zenobia Viyan who has been taking part in the war in Aleppo ongoing for 6 years spoke to ANF. Viyan stated that there has been a great display of resistance despite the strict embargo and siege in Aleppo for 6 years and that women have been […]

     
  • Ezidi MP Feleknas Uca awarded Clara Zetkin Woman’s Prize

    Ezidi MP Feleknas Uca awarded Clara Zetkin Woman’s Prize

    WOMEN 2 March 2017 19:39:33 no comments

    Feleknas Uca, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Amed (Diyarbakir) in Bakur (Turkey’s southeast), has been awarded the 7th Clara Zetkin Woman’s Prize by Germany’s Left Party, Die Linke. Uca will accept the prize in Berlin on 3 March. Die Linke has been granting the prize to politically and socially […]

     
  • KHRN: Iran forces detain Kurdish activist Farzaneh Jalali in Kirmaşan

    KHRN: Iran forces detain Kurdish activist Farzaneh Jalali in Kirmaşan

    WOMEN 27 February 2017 11:13:59 no comments

    Iranian security forces arrested Kurdish women’s right activist Farzaneh Jalali on 23 February in Kirmaşan and transferred her to an unknown location. According to Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) sources, Jalali was contacted by the local notary office that asked her to go to their office, and the Iranian security […]

     
  • November 25 message from YPJ

    November 25 message from YPJ

    VIDEO, WOMEN 25 November 2016 12:39:28 no comments

    Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) of Rojava, issued a written message and a video to mark the November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and said that with the struggle inherited from Mirabal sisters, Zilan’s, Sakine’s and Arin’s, there is a relentless fight against violence of all […]

     
  • Amnesty International: Zeynab Jalalian is on the verge of blindness

    Amnesty International: Zeynab Jalalian is on the verge of blindness

    WOMEN 27 October 2016 22:00:43 no comments

    Amnesty International: Kurdish female political prisoner (Zeynab Jalalian) is on the verge of blindness. Amnesty International in a statement on 19 October, stressed that Zeynab Jalalian who is serving life imprisonment following an unfair trial is on the verge of losing eyesight. Judicial Officials are denying her access to specialized […]

     
  • KJAR’s Second Congress 2016

    KJAR’s Second Congress 2016

    FEATURED NEWS, WOMEN 19 October 2016 18:25:26 no comments

    The congress was held from 12th of September to 14th of September. Members and committees of all delegations took part in the congress. The congress was held in memory of martyrs Bêrîvan Hêja and Zîlan Serdeşt and began with a moment of silence for all the martyrs. After a minute […]

     
  • Documentary on YPJ who rewrote the history of women: ANF

    Documentary on YPJ who rewrote the history of women: ANF

    VIDEO, WOMEN 27 September 2016 09:29:01 no comments

    With the Rojava revolution, the Kurdish women organized themselves in the self defense area as well as social, diplomatic and economic spheres. Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) was developed in the Rojava revolution, became an effective force in all three cantons and answered the attacks from the outside as the authentic […]

     
  • Women of Rojhelat have been provoked by the misogynist words of PDKI peshmargas

    Women of Rojhelat have been provoked by the misogynist words of PDKI peshmargas

    WOMEN 22 September 2016 12:07:50 no comments

    A group of women from Rojhelat in a statement strongly condemned the irreverent and complex words of Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) peshmargas regarding female guerrillas and requested women of other political parties of Rojhelat to take stance. In their statement they criticized the initial nationalist thoughts of classic movements […]