Dolma is a dish loved by many people across the Middle East, and particularly in Kurdistan. You can serve Dolma in different ways, and it can be made for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike. Each family has its own little tweak, whether it is laying stones on the pot or adding an extra spoonful of oil (or chilli spice), what matters is that this dish brings together families.
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.