• “The solution to Syrian crisis is possible with social solidarity 

    Lawyer Beşira İsmail, a member of the Social Coalition Committee of NE Syria, stated that the committee is the committee of all peoples in the region. “The solution to the Syrian crisis is possible with social solidarity,” she said.

  • “My name is my mother’s name” campaign for 4000 children born as result of rape 

    Thousands of children, who were born as a result of rape of ISIS members, have lived without an ID card. A campaign called “My name is my mother’s name” has been launched in Iraq to demand a new law giving these children ID cards be enacted.

  • Raising bread prices in Idlib affect refugees 

    People living in the refugee camps of Idlib cannot even buy bread due to the high prices of bread. A team of volunteers has launched a campaign In order to find a solution to this problem. They meet the bread needs of the people free of charge. Sarah El-Sawaf stated that they have provided aid to 700 families so far and that they had difficulties due to the lack of support.

  • They register their success with “Virtual Young Changemakers” project 

    15 of 60 young people who participated in the “Virtual Young Changemakers” project, developed to help young people find jobs and put their ideas into practice, have become the winner of the project/program.

  • Shelter for women victims of violence to reopen in Tunisia 

    Tunisian Minister Family, Women, Children and the Elderly, Amal Belhaj Moussa has announced that the “Al Amen” center, which activities were stopped, will be reopened for women victims of violence in Tunis, the capital and largest city of Tunisia. Tunisian women welcome the decision.

  • Lives disabled by landmines in Pencewîn 

    Pencewîn district of Sulaymaniyah is one of is the places in Iraq where most landmines are placed. Many people have been killed or disabled by landmines in the district. There is a landmine victim in almost every family in the district.

  • Landmines continue to kill people 

    Every year, thousands of people are killed or become disabled due to landmines. The landmines still pose a threat to the lives of civilians in the border areas of the Federal Kurdistan Region. Even though the region has been cleared of landmines, they are replaced with new ones.

  • Activities against FGM spreading in Egypt 

    In Egypt, many actions and events, including a workshop, were held as part of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, February 6. Egyptian women demand deterrent punishments be given to those who perform this practice despite the ban. They will continue to carry out activities to eliminate FGM.

  • Bushra Ali: We will announce the strategic plan of the women’s alliance soon 

    Despite the pandemic, a women's alliance was formed at the 2nd Middle East and North Africa Women's Conference held in Beirut in the past months. While each member of the alliance represents their country, Bushra Ali, the president of the JÎN Women Association, said, “We have prepared the strategic plan of the alliance and we will announce it soon. Now we are working on the details of this strategic plan; its goals for 2022. We will announce everything in this month.”

  • Women of Shehba: Turkish state wants to revive ISIS 

    Speaking about the attacks of ISIS on Hesekê, women of Shehba said, “The Turkish state wants to revive ISIS, but we will not allow this to happen. Women will continue to resist attacks.”

  • Civilians live in air raid shelters to protect themselves 

    People of the Bab El-Xer village have been building air raid shelters to protect themselves from Turkey’s airstrikes. “We will not leave our village. Either a free life or honorable death,” Nura Şexmus Ehmed, one of the villagers, says.

  • Child labor increases in Federal Kurdistan Region 

    The number of children in child labor in the Federal Kurdistan Region is 1.670 and most of these children are refugees, according to the data of the Kurdistan Save the Children (KSC), a children’s humanitarian organization. Jiyar Celal, Social Resources Manager in Sulaimani, warns families, “We will take children from families, who make their children work and inflict violence against their children.”

  • Women journalists subjected to sexual violence in Federal Kurdistan Region 

    Women journalists in the Federal Kurdistan Region have been subjected to sexual violence and discrimination, according to a survey.

  • Female students facing transportation problems in Dersim: We walk on the lonely road for minutes 

    Female university students staying at the Munzur Girls’ Dormitory in Dersim have difficulties due to the distance between the dormitory and the city center. Pointing out that they have to walk on the lonely road for half-hour due to the lack of public transportation, the female students demand the transportation problem be immediately solved.

  • Story of migration from Egypt to Syria: “There is a great women's revolution here” 

    Seher Ebdil Mecîd left Egypt with her family more than 20 years ago and migrated to Northern and Eastern Syria. One of her children died while fighting ISIS and her two children are behind bars now. “There is a great women’s revolution in Rojava,” she said that the success of women in the revolution sets an example for the whole world.

  • “Threatening children with punishment causes psychological problems” 

    Stating that the first education starts at home, Sociologist Hediye Eli said that threatening children with punishment cause psychological problems. “Parents should use educational methods,” she recommended.

  • SWG supports women graduates in Gaza Strip 

    The Society of Women Graduates in Gaza Strip (SWG) was founded in 1974 to empower female graduates in the Gaza Strip. We spoke to Wedad Sourani, vice-chairperson of the SWG, about their activities.

  • 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 said.

  • 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.