Archive for category: WOMEN

  • To the Phoenixes of My Country

    To the Phoenixes of My Country

    WOMEN March 8, 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 March 6, 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 March 5, 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 March 4, 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 March 2, 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 February 27, 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 November 25, 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 October 27, 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 October 19, 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 September 27, 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 September 22, 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 […]

     
  • Iran’s security forces prevent bike riding for women in Merîwan

    Iran’s security forces prevent bike riding for women in Merîwan

    WOMEN August 7, 2016 12:20:52 no comments

    KHRN ─ Locals in the Kurdish city of Merîwan have protested how the Iranian security forces tried to prevent women from participating in a weekly public environmental awareness activity. Riding bicycles as an environmental awareness campaign usually takes place on Thursdays across Iran. Women and men of all ages together begun to […]

     
  • Two comrades in Botan resistance: Axîn and Zeryan

    Two comrades in Botan resistance: Axîn and Zeryan

    WOMEN July 12, 2016 11:45:40 no comments

    JINHA, AMED ─ Two women, who promised each other that they would never leave alone each other in every area of life on the lands they were born, fought until the last moment in order to fulfill their promise. Axîn and Zeryan met in Botan region last time. They wrote their names […]

     
  • Women harvested the first products of the project natural farming

    Women harvested the first products of the project natural farming

    ENVIRONMENT, WOMEN July 8, 2016 09:11:06 no comments

    JINHA, MÊRDÎN – Women harvested the first products of the project natural farming, they sell the products by taking them to market dominated by men with purple handcarts as second step. Nuda Women’s Center members, who carry out their works within Qoser Municipality, harvested the first products of natural farming […]

     
  • Abdullah Öcalan 37 years ago in Rojava

    Abdullah Öcalan 37 years ago in Rojava

    KURDISTAN, WOMEN July 3, 2016 11:20:40 no comments

    JINHA, KOBANÊ ─ Women, who welcomed the Leader Abdullah Öcalan with open arms on July 1, 1979 when he passed to Rojava Kurdistan before the military coup of 12 September 1980, describe him. One of these women Emîra Eluş stated that Abdullah Öcalan always read books and she said, “He […]

     
  • 2 women march for months to say “there are Kurds”: reported by JINHA

    2 women march for months to say “there are Kurds”: reported by JINHA

    WOMEN July 1, 2016 09:46:25 no comments

    NEWS CENTER, Ceren Karlıdağ / JINHA ─ Two women named Bahar Ada and Saadet Demir began to march to say, “There are Kurds” by presenting a declaration to UN countries after the first siege in Cizre. Bahar said, “The world is a body. When a finger hurts, all body suffers. […]

     
  • Monna Le Yeuc’h: “Europe doesn’t see violations in Turkey”

    Monna Le Yeuc’h: “Europe doesn’t see violations in Turkey”

    KURDISTAN, WOMEN June 30, 2016 12:14:39 no comments

    JINHA, ISTANBUL ─ Monna Le Yeuc’h from the delegation of European Grassroots Antiracist Movement made evaluations on the visibility of human rights violations in Turkey from Europe. Monna came to Istanbul with the delegation in order to follow the case of Chris Stemphson. Monna said, “The violations in Turkey are invisible in […]

     
  • TJK-E held Jineoloji conference in Paris

    TJK-E held Jineoloji conference in Paris

    WOMEN June 28, 2016 10:13:27 no comments

    ANF, PARIS ─ The Kurdish Women’s Movement in Europe (TJK-E) held its “Jineoloji against the darkness of positive sciences; woman life freedom” conference in the French capital city Paris. Participants of the conference discussed the critique of positive sciences and discussed the parameters of Jineoloji as a women’s paradigm. The […]

     
  • Reaction from US to the expulsion of REPAK in Hewlêr

    Reaction from US to the expulsion of REPAK in Hewlêr

    WOMEN June 25, 2016 10:42:10 no comments

    JINHA, NEWS CENTER ─ A reaction came from the US to the closure of the office of REPAK in Hewlêr (Erbil). 75 people, mostly academics, urged the Kurdistan Regional Government to remove the obstacles to the works of the Kurdish Center for Women’s Affairs (REPAK). The premises of the Kurdish Women’s Relation Office […]

     
  • Mistreatment of Women Political Prisoners at Iran’s Evin Prison

    Mistreatment of Women Political Prisoners at Iran’s Evin Prison

    WOMEN June 23, 2016 10:03:51 no comments

    Political prisoners held in the Women’s Ward at Iran’s Evin Prison are routinely denied medical care and hospitalization, face severely restricted or denied visitation rights even with their young children, are deprived of regular telephone contact with their families, and are not provided adequate nutrition, according to a report released […]