https://peaceinkurdistancampaign.com/activities/womens-alliance-for-kurdistan-iraq-and-syria/

 NEWS

  1. Two female local politicians executed near Hesekê
  2. Jihan Khedro: Saada, Hind’s assassination is targeting of women’s freedom project
  3. Lebanese activist calls for holding criminals accountable
  4. Ayse Gokhan/Kurdish Women Issue an Appeal for International
  5. United Kurdish Women’s Platform stands by Ayşe Gökkan
  6. HDP deputy Dağ: We won’t take any step back
  7. Let’s stand and fight together! – Interview with the 100 Reasons Campaign
  8. Amnesty International launches urgent action for Zeynab Jalalian
  9. Hillary Clinton set to produce TV show about female Kurdish fighters
  10. Life sentence sought for woman who carried out self-defense

NEWS

  1. Two female local politicians executed near Hesekê
    23 January 2021/ANF English
    In the northeastern Syrian city of Al-Dashisha, south of Hesekê, two local politicians were kidnapped and executed by gunmen. The victims are Sada al-Harmoush, co-chairwoman of the civil council of the Til Sheir (Tal al-Shayer) town, and her deputy Hind al-Khedr, who was also responsible for the economy committee. The perpetrators are unclear, but the crime pattern points to sleeper cells of the jihadist terrorist organization ISIS.
    https://anfenglish.com/women/two-female-local-politicians-executed-near-heseke-49526

 

  1. Jihan Khedro: Saada, Hind’s assassination is targeting of women’s freedom project
    28 January 2021/HAWAR News Agency
    On January 22nd, ISIS mercenaries assassinated the co-chair of Tel al-Shaer Town Council affiliated to al-Dashisha district in al-Hasakah canton, Saada al-Hermas, and her deputy, Hind al-Khudair. Commenting on this, the Head of the Women’s Body in the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, Jihan Khedro, told our agency: “In the name of the body, we condemn and denounce this criminal act that took place against the two administrators Saada al-Hermas and Hind al-Khudair, in al-Dashisha district, south of al-Hasakah canton. We also console ourselves, our peoples in north and east Syria and the families of the two martyrs, and we say that our march will continue until victory is achieved and women are liberated.”
    https://www.hawarnews.com/en/haber/jihan-khedro-saada-hinds-assassination-is-targeting-of-womens-freedom-project-h22513.html

 

  1. Lebanese activist calls for holding criminals accountable
    31 January 2021/HAWAR News Agency
    A brutal incident that is not the first of its kind in which ISIS mercenaries target political women in a brutal manner. The assassination of Saada and Hind is not different from the assassination of the former secretary of the Future Syria Party Hevrin Khalaf, Zahra Berkel, and also the mother Aqeeda.
    https://www.hawarnews.com/en/haber/lebanese-activist-calls-for-holding-criminals-accountable-h22569.html

 

  1. Ayse Gokhan/Kurdish Women Issue an Appeal for International Solidarity
    27 January 2021/Morning Star
    Kurdish women in Turkey have appealed for international solidarity after an arrest warrant was issued today for Free Women’s Movement (TJA) chair Ayse Gokhan. Prosecutors are believed to be pressing for a lengthy prison sentence for Ms Gokhan, who has been detained 83 times as part of what activists have termed Turkey’s “war against women.”
    https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/kurdish-women-issue-appeal-for-international-solidarity

 

  1. United Kurdish Women’s Platform stands by Ayşe Gökkan
    1 February 2021/ANF English
    The United Kurdish Women’s Platform issued a written statement about the arrest of Free Women’s Movement (TJA) Spokeswoman Ayşe Gökkan. Reminding that Gökkan was arrested on the allegation of “being a member of an illegal organization” and kept in prison because of “an existing risk that she would escape” the statement said: “Ayşe Gökkan is a brave Kurdish who has been involved in Kurdish civil politics for years and struggled with a ‘women’s perspective. She is a woman. She does not shy away from her words; she does not bargain on her Kurdish identity.”
    https://anfenglish.com/women/x-49705

 

  1. HDP deputy Dağ: We won’t take any step back
    31 January 2021/ANF English
    Dersim Dağ is the youngest deputy of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) and is responsible for the party’s youth council. The MP for Amed spoke to ANF about the state repression against the HDP and the new campaign planned for February.
    https://anfenglish.com/kurdistan/x-49678

 

  1. Let’s stand and fight together! – Interview with the 100 Reasons Campaign
    30 January 2021/ANF English
    Worldwide, we see the number of femicides continuing to rise in recent years. The targeted attacks against women in their various forms continue to increase and especially women who refuse to remain silent, raise their voices, organise and resist. Women who fight for their rights and freedom become direct targets of the attacks.
    https://anfenglish.com/news/let-s-stand-and-fight-together-interview-with-the-100-reasons-campaign-49676

 

  1. Amnesty International launches urgent action for Zeynab Jalalian
    4 February 2021/ANF English
    The human rights organization Amnesty International has launched an urgent campaign for Zeynab Jalalian and is calling for letters to be written to the Head of the Iranian judiciary, Ebrahim Raisi.  Zeynab Jalalian, a political prisoner from Maku in eastern Kurdistan who has been imprisoned in Iran since 2008, is seriously ill and being tortured, and is being denied medical treatment. The Iranian Ministry of Intelligence is conditioning access to  adequate  health  care,  transfer  to  a  prison  closer  to  her  family  home  in  West Azerbijan.
    https://anfenglish.com/human-rights/amnesty-international-launches-urgent-action-for-zeynab-jalalian-49768

 

  1. Hillary Clinton set to produce TV show about female Kurdish fighters
    26 January 2021/Middle East Eye
    Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her daughter have announced their intention to produce a TV drama based on the exploits of female Kurdish fighters in Syria.
    https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/syria-kobani-kurdish-female-fighters-ypj-clinton-tv-show

 

  1. Life sentence sought for woman who carried out self-defense
    2 February 2021/ANF English
    37-year-old Ramazan Ipek had handcuffed Melek Ipek on Thursday evening and severely abused and raped her all night after torturing her to the point of unconsciousness. When he said that he would kill his wife and their children aged six and eight, Melek Ipek defended herself and shot the man with a gun. She then called the emergency medical services, which determined that Ramazan Ipek was dead.
    https://anfenglish.com/women/life-sentence-sought-for-woman-who-carried-out-self-defense-49737

 

 

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