editor's pick

  • Portrait of the day: Evrim Alataş  

    Evrim Alataş was a Kurdish writer, journalist, screenwriter, and human rights activist. She tried to make the problems faced by the Kurdish people heard throughout her life.

  • Portrait of the day: Mai al-Kaila 

    Mai al-Kaila is a Palestinian doctor, diplomat, and politician, and the first woman to hold the position of Health Minister of Palestine.

  • Portrait of the day: Djamila Bouhired 

    Algerian revolutionary Djamila Bouhired, who became a fighter of the National Liberation Front at a young age, became a heroine by fighting for Algerian independence against the French colonial regime.

  • Two women making changes in Algeria 

    Louisa Hanoun and Khalida Messaoudi are two Algerian women making a great change in Algeria by struggling against many backward traditions. Both women are idols for many women and young people with their stances and struggle.

  • Portrait of the day: Pandita Ramabai Sarasvati 

    Pandita Ramabai Sarasvati was an Indian social reformer and the first woman to be awarded the titles of Pandita as a Sanskrit scholar and Sarasvati after being examined by the faculty of the University of Calcutta.

  • Movie of the day: The Other Side of the River 

    The women’s revolution in Rojava has fascinated filmmakers as much as it has affected the world. The movie called “The Other Side of the River” tells the story of YPJ fighter Hala.

  • Life of Claudine Aoun Roukoz 

    Claudine Aoun Roukoz, who has been engaged in communication and political advocacy for more than 20 years, says that the most important thing for her is human life while drawing attention to women’s rights.

  • Portrait of the day: Amalie Emmy Noetherv 

    Emmy Noether, or Amalie Emmy Noether, was born in Erlangen, Germany on March 23, 1882. She was a mathematician who made many important contributions to abstract algebra.

  • Symbol of resistance: Newroz 

    Newroz is one of the oldest feasts in history. Newroz is the arrival of spring. It is celebrated worldwide on March 21 by various ethnolinguistic groups.

  • Portrait of the day: Nadine Jouni 

    Lebanese activist Nadine Jouni, a campaigner of the National Campaign to Raise the Age of Custody within the Shiite Community, died on October 6, 2019, in a car accident. Her friends told us she struggled until her last breath.

  • Portrait of the day: Aileen Moreton-Robinson 

    Born on September 1, 1956, Aileen Moreton-Robinson is an Australian academic, indigenous feminist, author, and activist for Indigenous rights.

  • Happy International Women’s Day to all women fighting for freedom 

    Happy International Women’s Day to all women fighting for freedom

  •  “All women should defend the women's revolution like Ivana Hoffman" 

    Ivana Hoffmann, a member of the Marxist–Leninist Communist Party (MLKP), lost her life in Til Temir on March 7, 2015, the eve of International Women’s Day. “All women should defend the women’s revolution like Ivana Hoffman, who came to Rojava from Germany

  • Portrait of the day: Berfo Kırbayır 

    “I left the door open in case my child would come. Days, months, and years passed but my child didn’t come.”

  • Portrait of the day: Patricia Highsmith 

    Patricia Highsmith was an American novelist and short-story writer widely known for her psychological thrillers. She was born on January 19, 1921, in Texas. In 1927, her family moved to New York City. She was a resolute atheist. She fiercely criticized America's cultural structure and foreign policy in the 20th century. She wrote suspense, psychological thriller, crime fiction, and romance books.

  • Song of the day: Kan Lak Ma'aya by Umm Kulthum 

    Umm Kulthum (Fāṭima ʾIbrāhīm es-Sayyid el-Beltāǧī) was an Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress. She was born in Egypt on December 31, 1898. She died on February 3, 1975, at the age of 75. She is considered a national icon in Egypt and she is known as “The voice of Egypt”, “The Lady of Arabic Song”, and “Egypt's fourth pyramid”.

  • Portrait of the day: Street photographer Vivian Maier 

    Vivian Maier is considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers. Her work was discovered and recognized after her death. During her lifetime, her photographs were unknown and unpublished. In 2007, her photos were acquired by collectors and her photographs were first published on the Internet in July 2008.

  • Song of the day: To Gelasto Paidi by Mikis Theodorakis & Maria Farantouri 

    Maria Farantouri, a Greek singer and also a political and cultural activist, was born on November 28, 1947, in Athens. Fighting the Greek military junta of 1967–1974, she recorded protest songs. She was an elected member of the Greek Parliament from 1989 to 1993 representing the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK). Let’s listen to “To Gelasto Paidi” song by Maria Farantouri and Mikis Theodorakis.

  • 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 caught up in a suffragette protest which includes her workmate, Violet Miller. After Maud, who is married and has children, starts to get to know the suffragettes, her life changes. After attending a protest, she is arrested, and jailed for a week. She faces stigma from neighbors and workmates. She tells her husband that she will stay away from the suffragettes but attends a secret rally to hear Pankhurst speak. She is detained again and taken home by police. Her husband throws her out. She struggles to see her son, continuing to work until her picture is published as a known suffragette.

  • 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.