CALL FOR TARGETED ACADEMIC BOYCOTT OF TURKEY

CALL FOR TARGETED ACADEMIC BOYCOTT OF TURKEY

Background In January 2016, 2,212 academics working in or researching on Turkey signed a declaration calling on the Turkish government to end the war in the Kurdish region, seek a ...

WHW-report on the destruction of the ancient Sur district in Amed (Diyarbakir, Turkey)

WHW-report on the destruction of the ancient Sur district in Amed (Diyarbakir, Turkey)

New report on the destruction of large parts of the 7000 years old city (Suriçi) of Amed (Diyarbakir) in North Kurdistan by the Turkish state since the beginning of 2016. The Turki ...

International Mother Language Day – Ez mafĂȘ xwe dizanim! I know my rights!

International Mother Language Day – Ez mafĂȘ xwe dizanim! I know my rights!

21 February is International Mother Language Day, a day that promotes ‘preservation and protection of all languages used by people of the world’. While an estimated 50 million peop ...

Invitation for the 2017 Newroz Celebrations

Invitation for the 2017 Newroz Celebrations

Brussels, february 9, 2017 Dear Friends, We would like to cordially invite you to join us for the Newroz (Kurdish New Year) that will take place in Diyarbakir, Van, Mardin and othe ...

Ez mafĂȘ xwe dizanim! I know my rights!

Ez mafĂȘ xwe dizanim! I know my rights!

Ez mafĂȘ xwe dizanim! I know my rights! Manual on human rights education and the right to mother tongue education Based on the experiences of Kurdish youth workers and Kurdish langu ...

Invitation for the Long March: Freedom for Öcalan – Justice for Kurdistan

Invitation for the Long March: Freedom for Öcalan – Justice for Kurdistan

Invitation for the Long March Freedom for Öcalan - Justice for Kurdistan (1st to 11th February 2017) Dear Friends and Comrades, We take this opportunity to thank you again for the ...

The final resolution of the 13th annual EUTCC conference: Kurdish recommendations and demands

13th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON "THE EU, TURKEY, THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE KURDS" Wednesday 7 & Thursday 8 of January 2016 - European Parliament, Brussels TURKEY, THE KURDS AND THE WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST TURKEY – DEMOCRACY SUSPENDED ISIS AND THE CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST   THE FINAL RESOLUTION OF THE 13th ANNUAL EUTCC CONFERENCE: KURDISH RECOMMENDATIONS AND DEMANDS   KURDISH DEMAND AND THE DENIAL PO ...

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New World Embassy: Rojava

The New World Embassy: Rojava is a temporary embassy that will be constructed in Oslo, and which represents, through cultural means, the ideals of “stateless democracy” developed by the communities of the autonomous region of Rojava, northern-Syria. The embassy will consist of a large-scale oval shaped architectural structure, designed as an “ideological planetarium.” The Embassy will operate for two consec ...

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Project: Women’s House of KobanĂȘ

This project is aimed at constructing a three-floor building with a surface of 1500 square meter. Funded by a contribution of the Waldensian Evangelical Church based on the Italian ‘eight per thousand’ system, the structure will be built by local companies and managed by the KobanĂȘ women  who ran the previous House of Women before it was torn down by Islamic State (IS). The house will be an international ce ...

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Adapted program Kurdistan Culture Week, 23/9 – 25/9

Friday (23/9): 9-12h: Flemish Parliament, international conference about the right to education in the mother language for Kurds (Erasmus+ project of the Kurdish Institute) - Register with name + date of birth via [email protected] 15-16h Traditional Kurdish wedding procession 16-17h: Concert Khan Brothers 17-17h30: ‘fashion show’ of 20 traditional Kurdish dresses (10 for men, 10 for women), brought fr ...

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Translators wanted for international project

In September, the Kurdish Institute, along with partners in Amed (Diyarbakir), Krakau and Cologne, will publish a book about human rights and mother tongue education. The book is the conclusion of an Erasmus+ project on the subject. For this book, we are looking for volunteers who can help us translate texts from Kurdish and/or Turkish to English or English to Kurdish, in the period June-July-August. You wi ...

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Stop the criminalisation of the Kurdish movement

33 Kurds are currently being prosecuted by the Belgian courts. What heinous crime are they supposed to have committed? They spoke out for the Kurdish cause and promoted Kurdish culture. At the behest of the Turkish state innocent people are criminalised in Belgium for alleged involvement in terrorist activities. The trial is an outrage and affront to Belgian democracy and its implications pose a danger not ...

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1st International Conference on Faylee Kurds in European Parliament

  In cooperation with 1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FAYLEE KURDS IN EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT Brussels, European Parliament, Monday 2 May 2016 Interpretation available in English and Arabic The Faylee Kurds constitute an important part of the overall picture of Kurdish people living in Iraq, and have suffered genocide and mass forced deportations. This conference aims to highlight their plight and to begin ...

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Seminar with Tarifa Ali – Saturday 12 March – AIDA

  AIDA - Intercultural Association for Artistic Development Welcomes you to 'LET'S THINK TOGETHER' Seminar with TRIFA ALI - Kurdish-Canadian intellectual feminist Canadian Indigenous Women before Christianization - Mesopotamian and Kurdish Women before Islamization Saturday 12 March 2016 at 15:00 Language of the Seminar: English Kurdish Interpretation for the debate if necessary Entry 5 € ...

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1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FAYLEE KURDS IN EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

UPDATE: the conference is postponed because of the tragic events in Brussels In cooperation with: Kurdish Institute Brussels Brussels, European Parliament, 23 March 2016 Interpretation available in English and Arabic   Faylee Kurds, as their name indicates, are ethnic Kurds and part of the Kurdish nation. They have lived for millennia on both sides of the Iraq-Iran borders. In Iraq they now live mainly ...

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Invitation to the press conference:

Increasing humanitarian crisis due to 24-hours-long curfews in Turkey’s Kurdish Towns Dear Member of the Press, We would like to kindly invite you for a press conference that will be held on 16th February at 11:00 at the PLACE-SCHUMAN with the participation of the Kurds in Europe and their friends. The press conference will be on the recent developments in the north of Kurdistan (South-east Turkey) and the ...

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