• Yazidis get excited for Iraq’s upcoming elections 

    On October 10, Kurds, Arabs, Turkmens, Shiites, Christians, Muslims and Yazidis will cast their votes to determine the fate of their country. 83 ballot boxes have been already placed in 18 provinces of Iraq for the upcoming parliamentary elections. These elections will be different for Yazidis because “Voting is important for the Yazidi community for the first time.”

  • Nabila Rmili becomes new mayor of Casablanca 

    Nabila Rmili of the National Rally of Independents (RNI) has been elected as the new mayor of Casablanca on Monday (September 20) with 105 votes out of 130 and she becomes the first woman mayor of the financial capital of Morocco

  • Independent candidate Şirin Abdula: I will work for women 

    People of Iraq will cast their votes in upcoming parliamentary elections. Şirin Abdula, an independent candidate in Kirkuk, says she will work for women if she is elected, “Everyone should cast their votes.”

  • Iraqi women believe they gain victory in upcoming parliamentary elections 

    Nisan Al-Zayer is a candidate running for the Iraqi parliamentary elections to be held in the country on October 10. “Women make a difference in electoral campaigns. They will exceed the determined electoral threshold.”

  • Huda Naim: If women set goals, they can be successful 

    “Don’t give up your dreams and rights, follow them because women can be successful if they set goals” says Huda Naim, the vice president of the Gaza Legislative Council.

  • Campaign from Iraqi female journalists for women’s participation in elections 

    Association for Women Journalists in Iraq has launched a campaign for women to participate in parliamentary elections. Within the scope of the campaign titled “Let women make decisions”, the women journalists have been carrying out works for women’s participation in general elections to be held in Iraq on October 10.

  • Some Moroccan political parties achieve “equality” in elections 

    Moroccan general elections were held on September 8. Party of Progress and Socialism won 23 seats in the House of Representatives and 12 of them are women. This shows the party has achieved equal representation in the elections.

  • “Women will embrace our declaration stronger” 

    Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-chair Pervin Buldan made a speech at the meeting of the party’s women’s council.

  • Women attend educational workshop to strengthen themselves 

    Women’s Council of the Future Syria Party has held an educational workshop named “Martyr Sewsen Birhat” for the council’s members. The council aims to strengthen women in all areas.

  • One million Moroccan women to vote today 

    The Moroccan High Commission for Planning has announced that one million Moroccan women will cast their votes in today’s general elections.

  • Morocco to hold general elections today 

    Today, 32 political parties are competing in the general elections to be held in Morocco today. The parties announced their programs in their election campaigns to ask for the votes. Most parties have special programs for women. Moroccan women think these programs are important steps.

  • Gülistan Kılıç Koçyiğit: Women should call on states to not recognize the Taliban 

    Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) MP Gülistan Kılıç Koçyiğit indicated that all women activists should call on their governments to not recognize the Taliban. “We should be the voices of Afghan women. Afghan women should use their self-defense. Women using their self-defense defeated ISIS. I believe that Afghan women can take these women’s self-defense as a model. I think all Afghan women should use their right to self-defense.”

  • Emine Bekir: The Baath regime should clarify its stance 

    “The Syrian government should clarify its stance and views. Now, we should practice the resolution of the crisis together,” says Emine Bekir, the deputy chair of the Euphrates Region.

  • HDP’s request for additional time accepted 

    Turkish Supreme Court accepts the request of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) for additional time to prepare its defense. The HDP has an additional 30-day period to submit its defense.

  • “Self-defense is a must” say female MPs 

    Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) female MPs Züleyha Gülüm, Nuran İmir and Dilan Dirayet Taşdemir drew attention to many issues such as the rising femicide rates, violence against women, the impunity policies of the AKP, the court rulings in favor of men, Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention. “The only way out is for women to organize themselves in all areas and to develop their self-defense mechanism,” they stated.

  • Abeer Amneina: 30% quota should be reserved for women 

    Dr. Abeer Amneina, a women’s rights activist and member Faculty of Economics, University of Benghazi, spoke to our news agency about the elections in Libya. “There are no laws to encourage women. 30 percent quota should be reserved for women.”

  • Future Syria Party: Lift the embargo 

    Council of the Future Syria Party in Shehba and Afrin called on the government of Damascus to lift the embargo on Dera and Shehba and to implement the UN resolution for the Syrian crisis.

  • Call from political parties in Turkey to be in solidarity with Afghan women 

    Republican People's Party (CHP) Deputy Chairperson Gamze Akkuş İlgezdi called on the international communities and all women of the world to be in solidarity with Afghan women left alone in the Taliban’s barbarism. Labour Party (EMEP) Deputy Chairperson Selma Gürkan pointed out that the gains of women cannot be a matter of negotiation.

  • Moroccan women want equal representation in elections to be held on September 8 

    Moroccan women want equal representation in the upcoming general elections to be held on September 8 however the number of women running for the elections is still low.

  • “The solution to the crisis is possible with the recognition of the Autonomous Administration” 

    Evin Paşo, a member of the Kongreya Star Coordination in Hesekê city, stated that the Autonomous Administration is a project that can solve all the problems and crises in the Middle East, “If international powers want to resolve the Syrian crisis, they should support the Autonomous Administration and push the Damascus government to sit at the dialogue table.”