“Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby”

 This article was originally written for and published by Awat Newspaper.  In my previous article about the dangers of a potential HIV epidemic in South Kurdistan I spoke about the use of prevention, of such di...

Potential HIV Epidemic Swept Under the Rug

Although regular reports on regional statistics in South Kurdistan are almost non-existent, there are reports which claim that the number of people infected with HIV have increased from 2 to 107 in the past few...

Unity Video

When I was brain-storming ways in which I would approach the Kurdish youth community here in Adelaide to inspire and motivate the youth to get involved in establishing a youth group, I was completely at loss. F...

My Prisoner

Today in Turkey there are over 10,000 political prisoners. The news in Turkey is flooded with hundreds more being arrested from day to day based on innate chargers and anonymous witness accounts. It seems as th...

Dr Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou

23 years ago today, on the 13 July 1989, a legendary Kurdish leader, to many Kurds and associates, was assassinated by the Islamic republic of Iran. The killing did not occur on Iranian soil, the killing occurr...

Kurdistan’s Unsung Heroes

The history of Kurdish women has sadly been an invisible one — not because people don’t want to know about Kurdish women, but because they don’t know where to learn about Kurdish women. It’s hard to know about ...

One Rainy Day

As I sit on this crowded bus, packed with office workers in suits and university students eager to get home in the traffic rush hour, my mind ponders as I look out the window. Fogged up from the over-crowding, ...

Never Forget Halabja

On March 16 1988, I wasn´t even in this world. My parents hadn´t even met yet for there to a potential me in this world... but while millions of babies, children and later adults had not yet been born, in a tow...

Adelaide Kurdish School

Of course, without a doubt. I must dedicate my first blog post to my pride and joy:  The Adelaide Kurdish Ethnic School. The Kurdish School has now been open for just over a year and was originally set up in A...