Hapsa Khan is a name known to many across the Kurdistan Region, and often used as a source of inspiration by proponents of women’s rights. This illustrated story depicts Hapsa Khan as a little girl, adorned in Kurdish attire, and mesmerised in reading.
Hapsa Khan established the first school for women in Iraq and Kurdistan Region. She was born in 1891 in Silemani city to a prominent Kurdish family. She was the daughter of Sheikh Marif and Salma Khan.