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Kurdish Female Migrants Meet Isolation in Istanbul

May 7, 2012

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By Jennifer Hattam WeNews correspondent Monday, May 7, 2012 Life isn’t easy for the female migrants continually flowing into Istanbul from Turkey’s Kurdish region. Those who are illiterate or unable to speak Turkish can face particularly intense isolation from basic services. ISTANBUL, Turkey (WOMENSENEWS)–Sosin and her family moved from rural Turkey to Istanbul, the country’s […]

‘Honour killings’: murder by any other name

May 1, 2012

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‘Honour killings’ are spreading at an alarming rate, and not just in the Middle East. What makes a man kill a family member? Elif Shafak guardian.co.uk, Monday 30 April 2012 Tulay Goren. Photograph: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire/Press Association Images Gonay Ogmen is the son of a Christian Armenian family in Istanbul. In December 2010, in the […]

Iraqi Kurdistan: Law Banning FGM a Positive Step

July 27, 2011

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Bill Shows Commitment to End Violence Against WomenJuly 25, 2011 Many women and girls in Iraq’s Kurdish region are subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). A new report from Human Rights Watch says the local government isn’t doing enough to stop this dangerous and debilitating practice. With HRW’s Samer Muscati and a report from the […]

Iraqi Kurdistan: Law Banning FGM a Positive Step

July 27, 2011

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Bill Shows Commitment to End Violence Against WomenJuly 25, 2011 Many women and girls in Iraq’s Kurdish region are subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). A new report from Human Rights Watch says the local government isn’t doing enough to stop this dangerous and debilitating practice. With HRW’s Samer Muscati and a report from the […]