Racism in Kurdistan by-product of Arab racism

440cf1e90d7ab0e9dbe4b039063f5db7Kurdistan Region is home to millions of people, among them Kurds, Arabs, Turkmen, Assyrians and other diverse ethno-religious groups, including the Yazidis. Continue reading

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Britain must support Kurds against ISIS

europe_2114838bThe threat of Islamic State (IS/formerly ISIS) militants is global. Their brutality has worldwide ramifications as seen in the recent attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine’s headquarters in Paris. Continue reading

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Trauma centre for Ezidi people — Volunteers needed

ViolenceTrauma2_980W550H_OPTThe Islamic State (IS/formerly ISIS) militants led an offensive and captured several villages, towns and Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul in 2014. They espoused to have established a governing system based on Islamic principles.  Continue reading

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Stop the demonisation of Ezidi people

1403675306491.jpg-620x349-2The plight of Ezidis were unknown to many in the world for decades. They have suffered 73 massacres throughout their history, a parliamentary Ezidi member explained to the Washington PostContinue reading

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Irresponsible journalism on Ezidi women

v2-yazidi1-ap-v2The coverage of Kurdish news agencies on Shingal has been appalling because of the lack of ethical guidelines followed. In the beginning of the war against ISIS, Kurdistan Region’s presidency issued preliminary guidelines restricting its military personnel from issuing public statements or speaking to the press without permission. Continue reading

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Turkey bans “Kurdistan” name for newborn

Picture: Mazlum and Songul Erol with their daughter — Photo via DIHA.

Picture: Mazlum and Songul Erol with their daughter — Photo via DIHA.

A Kurdish couple have been denied the right to name their newborn daughter “Kurdistan. Mazlum and Songul Erol have faced intimidation and difficulty at the birth registration office, where they were approved for registering the name in Turkey. Continue reading

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Where is the Million-person march for Ezidi women?

Displaced Ezidi people look for clothes at the Nowruz refugee camp in Derike, August 12, 2014. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed).

Displaced Ezidi people look for clothes at the Nowruz refugee camp in Derike, August 12, 2014. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed).

Nearly one million people gathered in Paris to rally in show of support and unity with France, following the deadly terror attacks last week that killed 17 people. Continue reading

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