Kurdish woman journalist killed covering story on ISIS

Kurdish woman journalist killed covering story on ISIS

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, U.S., AMERICAS: She was living in Ankara, Turkey and working as a news correspondent in the northern Iraqi region of conflict when she lost her life. Perhaps she would say she was doing what she love to do. But the death of Kurdish woman journalist Deniz Fırat is tragic regardless of […]

IRAQ: Christian & ethnic minorities flee homes under insurgent violence

IRAQ: Christian & ethnic minorities flee homes under insurgent violence

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations, New York, U.S., AMERICAS: Two special advisors to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned today what could amount to war crimes committed in Iraq by terrorist and armed groups, such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and raised special concern about the impacts of the deteriorating security […]

Does progress for Iraqi Kurdistan women equal beauty pageants?

Does progress for Iraqi Kurdistan women equal beauty pageants?

Dilar Dirik – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Arbil, Autonomous Region of KURDISTAN/NORTHERN IRAQ: Although there are much more important and crucial things on the Kurdish agenda these days, I felt the need to consider the social implications of a so-called beauty pageant in Kurdistan, as trivial as it may initially sound. A few days ago, I […]

IRAN: Kurdish rights defender Ms. Zainab Bayazidi released from prison

IRAN: Kurdish rights defender Ms. Zainab Bayazidi released from prison

WNN Breaking (WNN) Tehran, IRAN: The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran and Campaign for Equality announced today after receiving reliable news that Kurdish political prisoner Ms. Zainab Bayazidi was released from a detention center in the Azerbaijan Province in Maragheh on Tuesday November 20 after spending 1,622 days there. Ms Bayazidi is a member […]

15 Kurdish women rebels killed as Turkey faces increased turmoil

15 Kurdish women rebels killed as Turkey faces increased turmoil

WNN Breaking (WNN) Sirnak Province, TURKEY: Before the killing of 15 women members of what Turkey considers a ‘terrorist organization,’ tensions set the stage with national protest and tear-gas in Turkey’s capital city of Istanbul as well as the city of Diyarbakir in the southeast region of Turkey on March 18, 2012. As Kurds hit […]

Iraqi-Kurdistan seen from a women’s perspective

Iraqi-Kurdistan seen from a women’s perspective

Falah Muradkan-Shaker – Kurdish Aspect – Thursday, 27 January, 2011 (originally published 21 Jan) I held my hand to reach my pen on to write an article about women’s lives in Kurdistan, from a woman’s perspective. To begin is undoubtedly the most difficult part in the writing task, even more so when the subject is […]

PODCAST: Interview with woman Kurdish rights activist

PODCAST: Interview with woman Kurdish rights activist

Women News Network – WNN Interviews (Esra Al Shafei, founder of MideastYouth.com) “I had the pleasure of interviewing Nuha Serrac, an active defender of Kurdish human rights. Nuha has been with us at the Alliance for Kurdish Rights for more than a year exposing human rights violations of the Kurdish people throughout the Middle East […]

Honor Killings – A Worldwide Crime

Honor Killings – A Worldwide Crime

LYS ANZIA – WNN Features   American social critic, Katha Pollit, is speaking out about the recent horrendous crime against a young 17 year old woman in Iraq in the coming, May 28, issue of “The Nation” magazine. The young woman was stoned to death. Why? For loving the wrong guy. Du’a Khalil Aswad, a […]