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Why Did Sinjar Fall? Why Peshmerga Did Not Defend Yazidis?

January 12, 2017 // 1 Comment

More than two years after the fall of Sinjar, we ask this question: Why did Sinjar fall? This analytical piece is an attempt to get answer to some of the unknown stories about Sinjar. The information here is based on multiple interviews with witnesses, intelligent officials, and people who are aware of details of Sinjar massacre. [...]

Kurdistan; Another Woman Killed by Father, Why not Politicizing it?

December 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

While the West admires the role of the Kurdish female fighters in Rojava( Syrian Kurdistan), the women in Iraqi Kurdistan continue to suffer from many tribal, religious, and legal barriers. They continue to face atrocities and killings, mostly by family members. Yet, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) failed to bring many perpetrators to justice. The Kurdistan's political system is itself a masculine dominated one and does not embrace women rights, except for a superficial purpose. Below is another tragic story of a woman killed by her father, one day after Sarwin's ambiguous death in Barzan area. [...]