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Islamic Female Fighters at the Centre of Attention

Co-authored with Jason Iliou. This Article initially appeared at Athens Views Issue 57 on Friday 29/08/2014

From the vast media coverage of the Iraqi conflict and the emergence of the Islamic State (IS), the role of female Peshmerga fighters is insofar underreported. 706 more words


ISIS are cowards, they flee in face of Kurdish women soldiers. A Limerick.

Story: (Conservative Tribune)

The Kurds have adopted a rather unique strategy for not only eliminating their targets, but also humiliating them along the way.

According to… 219 more words


A new women's magazine launched in Rojava: Asoya Jinê

Yekîtiya Star, a women’s organization in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) have launched a new Kurdish magazine – Asoya Jinê (Women’s Perspective). The first issue of the magazine was published in May 2014. 243 more words

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A fun, lively and reivindicate women's festival

Two weeks have already passed since the Kurdish Women’s Festival took place in London, but the collective energy generated by it still lingers.

These are some pictures to help those would couldn’t make it this time get a flavour of the festival activities, and to bring nice memories back to those who could – we hope to see you all again next year! 200 more words

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The Representation of Kurdish Women Fighters in the Media

In the aftermath of the murders of Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Dogan, and Leyla Saylemez on January 9, 2013 in Paris, mainstream media suddenly focused on a long neglected, yet fascinating subject: the remarkable role of women in the Kurdish liberation movement. 1,654 more words

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