The Power Of Small Acts Of Kindness

Bridey Watson | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK
Bridey Watson

Lets pass on these small acts of kindness, help them grow, and hopefully in the process, we facilitate, empower and inspire others to follow suit. There is immense power in the small part we can each play, together we will change the bigger picture.

Foreign Media Coverage of Kurdish Conflicts Must Change

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Politics
Ruwayda Mustafah

The Kurdish people have lived under different political establishments, none of which has led to independence. Modern day Kurdistan reaches across four sovereign states (Iraq, Iran, Turkey, and Syria) yet still manages to inhibit an acknowledged ethnic community. Which is impressive, considering Kurdistan's history - suppressed acts of resistance, and betrayal by foreign entities.

Social Networking Sites Facilitate a Platform for ISIS

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Ruwayda Mustafah

There are hundreds (if not thousands) of accounts on Twitter that promote and justify killings of civilians in Iraq, as well as Kurdistan. Some of the accounts tweet in Arabic, but have a English disclaimer that says, "Not IS". Other accounts are promoting IS ideological beliefs and urging others to join IS.

Can You Find Kurdistan on a Map?

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ruwayda Mustafah

This picture was taken in the outskirts of Erbil city, Kurdistan. I was passing by a local café recently and decided to have tea with Gozleme, whic...

'Being A Woman Is Not A Tool To Humiliate Or Punish Anyone': Kurdish Men Cross-Dress To Champion Gender Equality In Iran

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK

Iranian men from the Islamic Republic’s Kurdish community have launched an online campaign championing gender equality – by dressing in women’s ...

British MPs Officially Recognise Halabja Genocide

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Politics
Ruwayda Mustafah

The Halabja poisonous gas attack is known by several names, namely 'bloody friday', which took place on March 16, 1988. Chemicals weapons were used against civilians indiscriminately by the Iraqi government. The attack killed thousands of people, and injured more than 10,000.

Kurdish Genocide E-Petition Vs British Parliament

Laween Atroshi | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Politics
Laween Atroshi

It is no secret that Kurdistan has become wealthy, and that they are developing rapidly with a modern outlook on life. However, this does not mean that the Kurds must neglect their past, and not seek justice for the crimes that were committed against them under the Ba'aath party regime.

Kurdish Twitter Users Use Social Media to Tell Their Stories

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Tech
Ruwayda Mustafah

Under the hashtag of #MyKurdishStory hundreds of Kurdish twitter users tweeted heart-aching stories of pain.

My Life in Hewler and London

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 11.01.2013 | Home
Ruwayda Mustafah

Hewlêr, the capital of Kurdistan, and London of United Kingdom are my favourite two cities in the world. I have lived in London for 13 years, and Hewlêr for considerably less. My memories of these two cities are somewhat scattered because I hold a romanticised view of them

Kurds Killed by Former Iraqi Leader Saddam Hussein, Honoured in Burial Ceremony

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Politics
Ruwayda Mustafah

In 2011 Iraqi authorities uncovered a mass grave in the central city of Diwaniyah which are believed to be corpses of Kurds who were killed under Saddam Hussein's rule.

Sazan Mandalawi 'My nest in Kurdistan'

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 09.07.2012 | Home
Ruwayda Mustafah

My Nest In Kurdistan is a reflection of the current state of Kurdish youth, their thoughts as the semi-autonomous region progresses and their aspirations.

Outraged Against Blasphemous Article and Not Killing of Kurds

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 08.07.2012 | Home
Ruwayda Mustafah

Muslim youth in Southern Kurdistan staged a protest against what they perceived to be a blasphemous article published in a local magazine about Islam. Hundreds of youth took to the streets in the city of Hewlêr, some of them burnt down shops that sold alcohol, while others tried to storm governmental institutions.

Syrian Opposition Ignores Kurdish People

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK Politics
Ruwayda Mustafah

Kurdish people have suffered under the Syrian Ba'ath regime for decades. They have been victims of a judicial system that sought to protect the rights of Arabs, while neglecting Kurdish people.

24 Years Later, Kurds Still Mourn for Halabja

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK
Ruwayda Mustafah

Halabja is a Kurdish town in Southern Kurdistan, and Northern Iraq. It is nearly 150 miles north-east of Baghdad, and has a rich history. It is home to Adela Khanum, an iconic feminist Kurdish figure, who was honoured with the title of "Princess of the brave" and helped save lives of British soldiers during World War I.