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Wetha El Ceduh raises cattle for 40 years

Wetha El Ceduh is a woman, who has worked as a cattle breeder for 40 years to look after her children and family.

Bedriye Doku wants to know what happened to her daughter

“God knows, whenever I lay my head on the pillow, my soul wanders on the mountains of Dersim. I ask myself where my daughter is,” Gülistan Doku’s mother Bedriye Doku said, “I demand only one thing from all prosecutors or judges; reopen the investigation into the disappearance of my ...

Model organization for all women: Kongra Star -10

Women keep culture alive Cultural and artistic activities are the most important activities in Rojava. While many projects have been conducted with the participation of women, children and young people from ethical groups, Rûken Mihemed, executive of the Hîlala Zêrîn Culture and Art Movement, ...

Şenyaşar family demands justice for 316 days

The Şenyaşar family continues to hold their sit-in protest demanding justice despite the snowfall and cold weather.

First in Gaza: Young woman grows organic oyster mushrooms

Alaa Al-Masri, 27, is a young Palestinian woman living in the Gaza Strip. Although she is a university graduate and has a master’s degree in business administration, she grows organic oyster mushrooms. After attending an agriculture fair, she decided to grow oyster mushrooms. “I grow 150 ...

Journalist Meşale Tolu acquitted

Journalist Meşale Tolu has been acquitted of all terror-related charges.

Journalists targeted in Federal Kurdistan

The Metro Center for Journalists Rights & Advocacy has released its report on rights violations against journalists in the Federal Kurdistan Region.

Protest of Gülistan Doku’s family enters its 18th day: Where is Gülistan?

The family of Gülistan Doku, who has been missing for two years, has held a sit-in protest in front of the Tunceli Courthouse for 18 days. The family demands a complete investigation into Gülistan Doku's disappearance and legal consequences for those responsible.

Egyptian journalist Amal Makkawi dies

Egyptian journalist Amal Makkawi died on Sunday (January 16).

“The attack was not intentionally but planned”

Seven months ago, Nurcan Kaplan, who applied for protective order 12 times against her husband, and her mother Nezire Demir were attacked by her husband, Tarık Kaplan, with a gun. Lawyer Zelal Erdemci told us that an indictment has been prepared against the perpetrator, who went to kill two women, ...

Model organization for all women: Kongra Star -9

Women in Rojava improve economy Pointing out that the women have improved the economy in Rojava, Armanc Mihemed, executive of the Economy Committee of Kongra Star, said that they have achieved significant successes by realizing many projects.

Laws written by women in NE Syria

Stating that women’s rights are not guaranteed in the Syrian constitutions and women are ignored in Syria, Ster Qasim, member of the North and East Syrian Women's Council Coordination, said that women in Northern and Eastern Syria have been writing the laws that concern them.

Sit-in protest enters its 315th day

Emine Şenyaşar has demanded justice for 315 days but the authorities remain silent.

Mother whose two sons drifted into drugs: The state is responsible

In Urfa, the age of drug use has decreased to 11. Aysel Özkan, whose two sons drifted into drugs, pointed out that her children told in court from whom they bought the drugs, but no legal action has been taken against the drug dealers. “The state is responsible for the spread of drug use,” she ...

Young people killed in Kobanî commemorated in Shehba

The Revolutionary Young Women's Union organized an event in Shehba to commemorate seven young people who were killed in the attack of Turkey in Kobanê.

“Prisoners get out of prison in coffins, not with hope”

The Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT) Istanbul representative Ümit Efe spoke to NuJINHA about the conditions of prisoners and she said, “2021 was a year when allegations of violence, torture, ill-treatment, and harassment in prisons were intense.”

Movie of the day: Suffragette

Suffragette is a 2015 British historical drama film about women's suffrage in the United Kingdom. The film also sheds light on the conditions of the working class and the working women in England in the 1900s. In 1912, Maud Watts is a 24-year-old laundry worker. While delivering a package, she is ...

Model organization for all women: Kongra Star -8

“Women's justice defends equality” Welae El-Eli, member of the Women's Council for Social Justice in Cizîr Region, spoke to NuJINHA about the works of the council.

Model organization for all women: Kongra Star -7

“HPC-JIN defends the reality, existence, and rights of women” “Women and children have defended their lands since the beginning of humanity. Today, the members of the HPC-JIN defend their society and lands,” said Hediye Abdullah, the executive of the Women's Social Defense Units (HPC-JIN).

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“Kongra Star diplomacy has carried out important work in making the Revolution in Rojava known all around the world and increasing support for Rojava,” said Ruken Ehmed, member of the Diplomacy Committee of Kongra Star.

Perinaz weaves life behind her 15-year-old loom

Perinaz Çupan has woven rugs, prayer rugs behind her 15-year-old loom at home. She sells woven products to earn a livelihood. “I forget all problems when I weave rugs behind my loom,” she told us.

Lebanese women discuss gender-based violence

Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections (LADE) held an online meeting on January 12 in cooperation with the Canadian Embassy in Lebanon to discuss gender-based violence. At the meeting, the women drew attention that there are laws protecting women in Lebanon; however, they aren’t ...

Sit-in protest for justice enters its 312th day

“Instead of applying the principles of the law, you followed the instructions of the superiors. You will carry all burdens,” the Şenyaşar family told the Urfa Chief Public Prosecutor on their social media account.

Prisoners objecting to body search not allowed to have contact visits

Female prisoners held in the Diyarbakır Closed Women’s Prison were reportedly tried to be searched in front of the camera before their contact visits. After objecting to the body searches, they weren’t reportedly allowed to have contact visits. According to the reports we received, the ...

Difficult lives of child workers in Idlib

Children who collect the detritus of war or work in warehouses, where detritus are stored, have burdens heavier than their own bodies.

UPWC fights all forms of violence against Palestinian women

The Union of Palestinian Women's Committees (UPWC) has conducted many projects for women and children in Palestine. Tagreed Jummah, the director of the UPWC, told us that their aim is to build a democratic society without violence and discrimination.

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Social Committee develops projects for people Social Committee of Kongra Star has taken important social steps in the Revolution in Rojava, it has also become an area for educating and organizing the society. The committee has carried out activities for people of all ages. It has held meetings ...

311th day of sit-in protest: “I will hold the protest until my son is released”

Emine Şenyaşar came in front of the Urfa Courthouse to demand justice for her killed relatives and her jailed son despite her health problems.

Judge asks mother: Why did you attend your daughter’s commemoration ceremony?

Peace Mother Hadle Oğur was arrested while attending her daughter’s commemoration ceremony. At the hearing of the trial against her, the judge asked her, “Why did you attend your daughter’s commemoration ceremony?” She has faced three years and 15 days prison sentence for attending her ...

ADWAR provides economic, social, political support to Palestinian women

Roles for Social Change Association (ADWAR) has developed projects to provide economic, social, and political support for women since its foundation. The association will develop many projects for women in 2022.

Model organization for all women: Kongra Star -4

“The way to reach the truth is education” Koçer Hisen, the spokesperson of the Education Committee of Rojava Kongra Star, says that the way to build an equal and free life in society is through education.

Projects for economic independence in Til Temir

The Economy Committee of NE Syria has developed many projects to empower women’s economy in Til Temir. The members of the committee visit villages to implement their projects. “Our aim is to develop an independent economy,” they say.

Mothers demand their children’s dead bodies for 100 days

For 100 days, the mothers of Rojava have demanded the Federal Kurdistan Regional government to give their children’s dead bodies to them.

Sit-in protest for justice enters its 310th day

Emine Şenyaşar and her son Ferit Şenyaşar have demanded justice for their killed relatives for 310 days.

Meet Libyan first female boxer: Malak Al-Mazoughi

Libyan first female boxer 21-year-old Malak Al-Mazoughi calls on all women to learn this sport so that they can defend and protect themselves. “I began to do this sport to protect myself against a possible sexual harassment,” she told us.

“Don’t leave journalist Hala Fouad Badawi alone”

Yemeni journalist and media activist Hala Fouad Badawi has been arrested over her reports and social media posts. Lawyer and a human rights defender Afraa Al-hariri told NuJINHA that the rights of Hala Fouad Badawi have been violated since she was arrested.

Films by women filmmakers to be screened in Amed

Rosa Women’s Association will screen films created by women filmmakers as part of the “Purple Meridians” project. The aim of the two-day film screening is to make violence against women visible through art.

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Rihan Loqo: Kongra Star organizes everywhere Riham Loqo, a coordination member of the Kongra Star in Rojava, states that the works of Kongra Star spread everywhere, “We will continue to work in line with the Democratic Nation Paradigm.”

Suspicious death of Yasmin Aziz

Yasmin Aziz, who struggled for 34 days at a hospital due to severe burns on her body in Rıha, passed away at the hospital two days ago. Two men, who were at home on the day when Yasmin Aziz was seriously injured as a result of flammable materials, haven’t been reportedly questioned about the ...

Press freedom report of 2021

While journalists’ organizations have been releasing their reports on the freedom of the press around the world in 2021, Özge Yurttaş, secretary-general of the Press and Printing House Workers' Union of Turkey (DİSK Basın-İş), draws attention to the importance of creating a democratic ...

Women of Afrin pass down their culture from generation to generation

Women of Afrin, who migrated from Afrin to Shehba wearing their traditional clothes, told us that they will conserve their culture by passing down it from generation to generation.

Summary of proceedings for HDP MP Semra Güzel sent to Presidency

After the photos of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) MP Semra Güzel were published by several press outlets, the summary of proceedings to lift her immunity has been sent to the presidency by the Justice Ministry.

Women prefer village life to city life

Women living in the village of Girkê Selma think that village life is more natural and better than city life. “We prefer village life to city life,” they say.

Domestic violence causes deaths of children in Syria

Violence against children and domestic violence are on the rise in northern Syria. The main reasons for this increase are poverty and unemployment.

Portrait of the day: Celia Sánchez, the heart of the Cuban Revolution

Celia Sánchez Manduley was the heart and soul of the Cuban Revolution. “Fears are now history, and now the people have a real sense of their own feelings and the revolution is above all else,” she wrote in her letter to her father.

Şenyaşar family demands justice for 309 days

Emine Şenyaşar and her son Ferit Şenyaşar have demanded justice for their killed relatives in front of the Urfa Courthouse for 309 days.

Model organization for all women: Kongra Star -2

Remziye Mihemed: Despite the pressure, we left our mark in history Emphasizing that they continue to work despite the pressure by inheriting the legacy of resistance of many women such as Beritan, Zarif, Leyla, and Zilan, Remziye Mihemed, one of the first members of Yekitiya Star, says “We have ...

Killed 3 Kurdish women politicians commemorated in Shengal

A commemoration ceremony was held in Shengal for Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez, who were killed in Paris on January 9, 2013.

Sit-in protest for justice enters its 308th day

Emine Şenyaşar and her son Ferit Şenyaşar have held a sit-in protest in front of the Urfa Courthouse demanding justice for 206 days despite the silence of the authorities.

They build shelter using ruins left by war

Citizens, forcibly displaced to Til Ruman, a Syriac village, used the ruins of houses destroyed by ISIS in the village to build a shelter for themselves.