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Building compassion through news, education and people.
Building compassion through news, education and people.

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The possibility of a Yezidi Female MP in Turkey is due, in part, to a growing women’s movement reshaping politics in Turkey. 

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"People wear colorful traditional outfits, and while playing zorna and dahol, they dance around the Newroz fire and jump over it."

Filmmaker and Kurdish rights activist Zanyar Omrani shares a personal account of this year's Kurdish Newroz celebrations.

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#Democracy is a critical component for Kurdish self-government, autonomy and independence. 

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In a war-torn region where women are frequently discriminated against, a group of ‪#‎Kurdish‬ female journalists are aiming to do something unique.

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TRUE OR FALSE? The Kurds are the world’s largest indigenous population without a country.

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The money will go towards repairing health centers, expanding schools, and improving water sanitation, as well initiatives targeting women and girls to provide educational training and improve reproductive health. 

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“Weapons should go silent and ideas speak.’’ ~ Abdullah Ocalan

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Vian Dakhil also asked the Security Council to adopt a resolution formally recognizing the violence against Yazidis as genocide. 

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One of the groups fighting against ‪#‎ISIS‬ is the Kurds. So who are they and what do they want in Iraq?

WATCH: http://bit.ly/1Nzxmvx ‪#‎MeetKurdistan‬

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The Kurdish Regional Government estimates that 3,000 Yazidi women are still held by the militant organization. http://bit.ly/1EsjN1p
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