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Yemeni activists demand immediate release of journalist Amatullah al-Hammadi

Yemeni human rights activists demand the immediate release of journalist Amatullah al-Hammadi, who has been unlawfully held in prison for nearly a month without any reason.

Şam Qiryo: Their aim is to change the demographic structure in Serêkaniyê

Şam Qiryo, the head of the Syriac Women's Union in Syria, stated that the operation launched into Serêkaniyê is planned and carried out by the great powers, “Their aim is to change the demographic structure and weaken the autonomous administration project.”

Olive yield lower than expected in Derik

In Derik, where the olive harvest season begins, people complain about the lower olive yield. “Olive yield is lower than before. There are some olives but they are small and wrinkled due to the shortage of rain,” said Zübeyde Kaya, the owner of one of the olive groves in the district.

Mayor Nabila Rmili resigns as Minister of Health

Both Minister of Health and Mayor of Casablanca, Nabila Rmili resigned as Minister of Health to focus on her position as mayor, according to the statement issued by the Moroccan Royal Courts.

Number of people with diabetes increases in Idlib

The number of people with diabetes has recently increased in Idlib. There are many reasons for diabetes, which is much more common in women. Doctor Ibtisam El-Helleq points out the possible eyes problems in people who have diabetes.

Women looking for their disappeared loved ones in Syria

Eyşe Mihemed looks for her husband abducted by ISIS, Cemile Murad Eli looks for her son and Şamira Xelil looks for her husband Omer Biro… They are still hopeful about finding their loved ones. They react to the ongoing silence of the international community.

Sit-in protest for justice enters its 221st day

“The sun of truth and justice will rise again on the horizons of Şanlıurfa,” say Emine Şenyaşar and her son Ferit Şenyaşar on the 221st day of the struggle for justice.

Divorce rates increase in Iraq: Women protest “Article 57”

Thousands of women filed for divorces in Iraq due to violence against them. 200 couples sought a divorce every day in September, according to a report. While human rights defenders draw attention to the increasing divorce rate in the country, the campaign launched against the proposed amendments to ...

3 women of Halabja earn their living by making face masks

A group of women in Halabja earn their living by making face masks and aprons for health care workers. The produced face masks are sent to schools and hospitals.

History repeats itself in Til Cuma village

Meryem Xano, a Syriac woman, told us the story of Mart Schmoni Church, “This story is very similar to today and history repeats itself.”

Pomegranate Festival kicks off in Halabja

The 7th Pomegranate Festival kicks off in Halabja. Many agricultural products and Kurdish dishes have been also exhibited at the festival.

Ebru Günay: This ruling party causes Turkey to lose

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Spokesperson Ebru Günay held a weekly press conference. “This ruling party causes Turkey to lose,” she said.

Young woman tailor wants to start her tailoring shop in Qamishlo

“Women should open up space to get their economic freedom and to develop themselves,” says 38-year-old Gulistan Xelef, who makes a living by tailoring.

Emine Şenyaşar demands justice for 220 days

Emine Şenyaşar and her son Ferit Şenyaşar has demanded justice in front of Urfa Courthouse for their killed relatives for 220 days.

“Dirty games played in Shengal are the continuation of the conspiracy”

Women of Shengal say they will never accept the agreement signed between the Federal Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government on the fate of Shengal on October 9, 2020. The dirty games played in Shengal during Iraq’s parliamentary elections are the continuation of the conspiracy, ...

Yüksel Genç: A political party that loses the support of women has no chance to come to power

“Women are aware of the link between the abolition of the Istanbul Convention, the policy of impunity, and the conservative authoritarian power. The women in the region (Kurdish region in Southeast Turkey) are also aware of the link between increasing femicides, suicides, and security policies. ...

“65% of Palestinian women want to take part in politics”

Due to social pressure, women’s participation rate in politics is very low in Palestine. “But 65 percent of Palestinian women want to take part in politics. We started a program on women’s rights and more than a thousand women participated in it,” Amna Hamid said.

Sit-in protest for “justice” enters its 219th day

Sit-in protest of Emine Şenyaşar and her son Ferit Şenyaşar demanding justice for their killed relatives has entered its 219th day.

Iraq’s new women parliamentarians: We can influence the political cycle

Women, who won seats in Iraq’s parliament, state that they will keep their promises and that they can influence the political cycle in Iraq.

Evin Cuma: Turkey should be punished for using chemical weapons

Evin Cuma, the executive of the Human Rights Association in Cizre Region, accuses Turkey of committing a war crime by using banned chemical weapons, “We have documented the crimes committed by the Turkish state. Turkey should be punished for using chemical weapons.”

Musician Dilan Demir sentenced to 9 years in prison

Musician Dilan Demir has been sentenced to nine years in prison on charges of “being a member of a terrorist organization” based on statements of anonymous witnesses.

97 women win seats in Iraq’s parliament

Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) has announced the results of Iraq's early parliamentary elections held on October 10. 97 women won seats in Iraq’s parliament, according to the commission.

Portrait of the day: Journalist Dilan Ölmez

Journalist Dilan Ölmez is remembered by her friends on the second year of her death with the legacy of “truth” she left behind.

“Prisoners are not safe in Urfa, we will file a criminal complaint”

Association of Lawyers for Freedom (ÖHD) Urfa Branch Co-chair Ayşe Şehriban Demirel draws attention to the recent rights violations and torture against prisoners in the Urfa No.2 T-Type Closed Prison, “We are going to file a criminal complaint about torture against prisoners. All national and ...

Families of executed people in Iran: This inhuman practice should be abolished

World Day Against the Death Penalty has been annually observed on October 10. In Iran, thousands of people were executed for their thoughts in 41 years. Families, whose relatives were executed, point out that the dead bodies of their relatives weren’t given to them. “This inhuman practice ...

23 female candidates from Southern Kurdistan enter Iraqi parliament

The Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) has announced that 23 female candidates from Southern Kurdistan won seats in Iraq's parliamentary election held on October 10.

Colleague of journalist Dilişan İbiş: She wanted to be the voice of truth

Journalist Dilişan İbiş was killed in the attack of ISIS against civilians four years ago. “She wanted to report the atrocity of ISIS against women to the whole world. Dilişan struggled for women’s freedom. She wanted to be the voice of truth,” her colleague says.

218th day of protest for justice: One day the truth will come out

The sit-in protest for justice by Emine Şenyaşar and her son Ferit Şenyaşar continues on its 128th day. “One day the truth will come out,” the family says.

“Purslane should be grown everywhere because it treats many diseases”

“Purslane should be grown everywhere because it treats many diseases,” Fehime Ebdulrehmen says.

Omayma Ashour: Moroccan women achieved significant gains by struggling

Morocco celebrates the National Day of the Moroccan Women on October 10. “Moroccan women have achieved significant gains by struggling. They got seven ministries in the last elections and this is a great success for women,” said Omayma Achour, the president of the Jossour Forum for Moroccan ...

Portrait of the day: Eqide Osman

Eqide Osman was killed in the attack of Turkey on a civilian convoy heading to Serêkaniyê. “Eqide Osman never accepted violence against women. She always stood by justice and women’s rights. She was a real friend,” her workmates said when they talked about her.

DİSK-AR: Unemployment rate of women in Turkey is 29.3 percent

The Research Center of the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DİSK-AR) has released its “Unemployment and Employment Outlook Report”. The rate of unemployment of women in Turkey is 29.3 percent; one in three young women is unemployed, according to the report.

Figen Yüksekdağ: Pressure and tension are increasing in Kandıra Prison

Political prisoner Figen Yüksekdağ, who has been held in the Kandıra Prison, sent a message through her lawyers to draw attention to the ongoing rights violations in the prison. “Pressure and tension are increasing in Kandıra F-Type Prison.”

41% of registered voters cast votes in Iraq's parliamentary election

The Independent High Electoral Commission has announced that 41% of registered voters turned out for the Iraqi early parliamentary election, which was held yesterday, October 10.

Struggle for “justice” continues for 217 days

The sit-in protest staged by Emine Şenyaşar and Ferit Şenyaşar demanding justice has continued on its 217th day.

Afghan women protest restrictions on their rights

Afghan women held a protest in Kabul against the restrictions imposed by the Taliban after taking the control of Afghanistan. “What you (the Taliban) say today does not reflect the general opinion of the people. If the Taliban keep tyrannizing, they will be overthrown. Listen to women.”

Destroyed historical places of Idlib become living spaces for displaced people

Many historical places of Syria were destroyed by ISIS or other armed groups. Destroyed historical places of Idlib become living spaces for forcibly displaced people. The displaced people have to live in historical places due to poverty and hard living conditions.

Moroccan women demand better working conditions

Al-Zahraa Network for the Development of Women and the Family will submit their demands to the new prime minister to improve women’s working conditions in Morocco.

Comrades of Hevrin Khalaf: Women’s revolution was her childhood dream

Kurdish female politician Hevrin Khalaf was killed on October 12 by Turkish-backed Ahrar al-Sharqiya fighters near the M4 Motorway south of Tell Abyad during the 2019 Turkish offensive into north-eastern Syria. “Women’s revolution was her childhood dream,” her comrades promise to keep her ...

Women of Sur speak out against harassment: We don’t feel safe

In Amed’s Sur district, two men harassed women in the last week and they were exposed by the inhabitants of the district. “We don’t feel safe in our neighborhoods,” the women of the district said and demanded a definitive solution for the harassment incidents in their district.

Women journalists: Serious crimes were committed against women in Syria

“Serious crimes were committed against women in Girê Spî and Sêrekaniyê two years ago,” say NuJINHA reporters Leyla Mihemed and Sorgul Şexo, who have reported from NE Syria. “It is very difficult to describe those days…”

“Prisoners are punished again without being tried by new amendment”

Hundreds of prisoners haven’t been released from prison for “not maintaining good behavior” due to the new amendment made to the Law on the Execution and Security Measures. Lawyers Association for Freedom (ÖHD) General executive Rengin Ergül pointed out that prisoners are punished without ...

Narfin Xebat: We will not allow what happened during the Lausanne peace negotiations to happen again

23 years have passed since the Kurdish Leader Abdullah Öcalan was brought to Turkey. “The attacks aimed to destroy the democratic nation system. We, as women, will not allow what happened during the Lausanne peace negotiations to happen again. We will strengthen our works on these principles,” ...

Man arrested for causing death of Aleyna

Gökhan Argın, who is accused of causing the death of 18-year-old Aleyna Ağgül after raped her in Iğdır province, has been sent to prison. Aleyna Ağgül left a note and blamed Gökhan Argın and his son Göktürk Argın for her death.

TAJÊ Spokesperson Sabiha Sabri: We will not hand over Shengal to anyone

KDP forces, which left the people of Shengal when ISIS attacked the town, have been trying to enter Shengal. We interviewed Sabiha Sabri, the spokesperson of the Yazidi Women's Freedom Movement (TAJÊ), about the attempts of the KDP. “We will not forget the crimes committed against Yazidi women, ...

Sit-in protest for “justice” enters its 214th day

The sit-in protest staged by Emine Şenyaşar and her son Ferit Şenyaşar in front of Urfa Courthouse demanding justice continues on its 214th day.

Women in Aden hold another protest

Aden Women's Gathering group held another protest on October 5 to protest the mounting economic hardship in the country. The women attending the protest drew attention to the effects of the economic crisis in the country and demanded the relevant authorities find a solution to the economic problems ...

“Repercussions of May 2021 Escalation on Women”

Due to the attacks on Gaza, women of Gaza have faced many problems such as displacement, finding shelters, access to food and health services. The Women’s Affair Center of Gaza held a conference called “Repercussions of May 2021 Escalation on Women” to discuss the problems faced by Gazan ...

Great interest in ‘Pioneering Women Project' launched in three cities of Libya

Libyan Organization for Development has launched a project called “Pioneering Women” in three cities of Libya to support and encourage women to build the region's economy. Women show great interest in the project.

Gurbet Fida subjected to violence for days before being killed!

According to the preliminary autopsy done on the body of Gurbet Fida, who was killed by Ali Fida in the Lice district of Amed (Diyarbakır) province, there were bruises and wounds on her body. The lawyers pointed out that there are findings revealing that Gurbet Fida was subjected to violence ...