Hepse Xanî Neqîb (1891-1953)

Women of Kurdistan - Hepse Xanî Neqîb (1891-1953) 'I'm proud to be a woman, and especially a Kurdish one, there is no difference between men and women, so I am going to continue' - Hepse Xanî Neqîb We have been...

Waging a war on society

Three years of war and terror in the midst of the Syrian war, Western Kurdistan has seen hundreds of thousands of Kurdish citizens flee their homes to become refugees in their own lands. The divided nature of K...

“The Proper Kurdish Girl”

As a Kurdish girl, I am always fighting a battle between traditionalism and modernism, as if these two ideologies are dichotomies on opposite sides of a cultural spectrum. I am here to contest this illusion tha...

Where are the Women in Kurdish Politics?

The world of Kurdish politics is not like any other in the world. It has a very complicated and unique context and for a deeper insight an understanding of the Kurdish history, struggle and the origins of each ...

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 ...