Author: Ghid (Sulaimani, Kurdistan-Iraq)

Domestic violence in Iraq worsening
in COVID-19 lockdown

According to Human Rights Watch, Iraq has the highest rate of domestic violence in the world. Women are regularly killed, murdered, burned and bullied — and many other types of abuse — simply because they are WOMEN! Since men have been staying in their houses since mid-February, the problems started to flare up. Men began… Read more »

Iraqi women step up

The protest started when young university graduates began protesting in front of the ministries in Baghdad, asking the government for jobs. They were shouting at the top of their lungs, as if was a flame inside their hearts. In this patriarchal society in which men dominate everything, it’s unusual for women to come outside with… Read more »

Kurdish youth react to Turkish invasion of Rojava

(Sulimaniyah, Iraq)    Late on Sunday, October 6th, US President Trump announced that he would give Turkey’s President Erdogan approval to take over the autonomous Kurdish region of “Rojava” in northeastern Syria. On October 9th, Erdogan began his brutal invasion and takeover of Rojava. That abrupt decision was not expected from Trump and America, although… Read more »