Buldan: We will not give up, we will not be defeated, we will win!
10 September 2021/Anf English
Pervin Buldan, the co-chair of HDP, stated during her party’s Women’s Assembly gathering in Ankara that her party aspires to govern the country, that they will never be defeated, and that they will prevail.
Feminist initiative concerned about Turkey’s enthusiasm for Taliban
25 August 2021/Hawar news
The Initiative to Fight Against Occupation and Femicide for Peace and Security expressed concern for the Turkish enthusiasm to work with Taliban in Afghanistan calling for support to Afghan women taking immediate actions towards radical Taliban system.
Hearing of trial against TJA spokeswoman Ayşe Gökkan takes place today
13 September 2021/ANF English
The 22nd day of the trial against the imprisoned TJA spokeswoman Ayşe Gökkan will take place in Amed today. The politician and feminist face up to 35 years’ imprisonment. The Kurdish women’s movement called for solidarity.
Sweden repatriates ISIS-affiliated women in Syria, their children
8 September 2021/Kurdistan 24
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdish-led civilian administration in northeast Syria, officially called the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES), handed over nine Swedish nationals, including three women and their six children, to a Dutch delegation on Tuesday
Turkey continues to commit crimes in Afrin amid international silence
12 September2021/Hawar News
The Turkish occupation and its mercenaries continue their crimes relentlessly against the kidnapped women of Afrin, amid the international community’s continued inaction against these crimes that expose Turkey to accountability according to international humanitarian law and the four Geneva Conventions of 1949.
How the Police Target Women Journalists in Turkey
13 September 2021/Bianet
The Coalition For Women in Journalism has released its monthly report documenting the violations against women journalists across the world: “Turkey was the leading country with the most cases in August.”
Turkish TV presenter prevents woman from speaking Kurdish during a live broadcast
25 August 2021/EKURD
A Turkish TV presenter on Tuesday prevented a Kurdish woman from speaking in Kurdish during a live broadcast, drawing ire on social media and criticism from Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).
The Shengal Resistance was the liberation of the Kurdish people and women
03 August 2021 | Rojhelat
On the 3rd August 2014, the Yazidi Kurdish people faced the 74thmassacre by ISIS and supporters of the global capitalism that was a disgrace to humanity and the Middle East. Today, the danger of massacres other than Shengal still threatens all four parts of Kurdistan.
The East Kurdish Women’s Association KJAR launches campaign against child marriage
27 July 2021 | Rojhelat
The Community of Free Women of Eastern Kurdistan (Komalgeha Jinên Azad ên Rojhilatê Kurdistan, KJAR) has launched a campaign against child marriage in Iran. As the women’s association announced, the initiative came about as part of the campaigns against femicide and executions of women that have been going on since the beginning of the year.
The Life of an Iranian Child Bride: An Animation by Marjan Farsad
30 August 2021 | CHRI
By the age of eleven, “Raha” already had seven children. Married off to a man five times her age, she was in poor health when her situation was accidentally discovered in the Iranian city of Ilham by a charity that was later disbanded by the government. https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2021/08/the-life-of-an-iranian-child-bride-an-animation-by-marjan-farsad/
Sirwan Massacre: 35 years since tragedy hits displaced Kurds in Halabja area
06 August 2021 | K24
200 Hawrami Kurds, mostly women and children, were killed in fires started by Iranian artillery shelling of the Sirwan area in what is now Halabja province of the Kurdistan Region.
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