The need for a ‘Kurdish’ form of feminism

Kurdish woman, known as Shadi opens oil changing shop for automobiles in Slemani city (male dominated field).

Kurdish women can often be their own worst enemies in relation to challenging the normative status quo, especially when it comes down to what constitutes as feminism in the region. This might sound strange, but for some reason, the word ‘feminist’ has become an ‘ugly’ word for women to associate themselves with. Continue reading

Kurdish women innovate to overcome power shortages in Erbil


Hadel Rahmany

Kurdistan Region is currently facing financial and economic hardships. The financial crisis has led to the decline of business investment and prosperity as the government continues to host over one million refugees fleeing the violence of Islamic State group while maintaining its fight against the extremist group.
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