Why do Kurdish women compete against each other instead of trying to work collaboratively to achieve political goals? Kurdish women, like their male counterparts, seek to advance their careers more so than working collaboratively.
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.
While some women were celebrating International Women’s Day with slogans, flowers, and pretty selfies, I could not help but wonder, what are they celebrating? Perhaps they live in an “alternative” reality because the situation of women has only improved on a minuscule scale in Kurdistan Region.
What kind of relationship will Kurdistan Regional Government have with the new U.S. administration? Kurdish officials are currently in the “wait-and-see” phase, although the Kurdistan Region’s President Masoud Barzani recently said in an interview that he hopes for greater support.
An undergraduate student at Ishik University in Kurdistan Region’s Erbil city has died in what appears to be an honour-related case. Her name is Sarween Nobidar (21-years-old).
When we look back on the achievements, failures and missed opportunities of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in 2016, there are both instances of good governing and grave incompetence that plagues Kurdistan Region’s relative success.
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.
In 1954, the General Assembly recommended countries to recognise a Universal Children’s day, where the welfare of children will be promoted. Today marks the Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959) and the convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) which were adopted by the General Assembly.
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has officially declared Shingal town cleansed of militants belonging to the ISIL extremist group.
The current online discourse among Kurds has become increasingly polarised — you’re either against the political institutions or in favour of them.