Posted in Arts & Culture on October 30, 2013 |
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Roj Women invites you to the 8th London Kurdish Film Festival, in our city from 15 to 24 November.
This year the festival showcases a variety of films, many of them focussing on Kurdish women’s and gender issues, including female genital mutilation, widowhood, sexual abuse, traditional gender roles, forced marriage and women’s activism. Don’t miss ‘Jin’, ‘Ten Seconds’, ‘Where is the land?’, ‘Ashes’, ‘Banaz: A Love Story’, ‘Fecira’, ‘Home’, ‘Peace Again’, ‘Playing Home’, ‘The Silent Revolution’, ‘Zarok’, and many more!
See the full programme with synopses of the movies here.
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Posted in Uncategorized on October 3, 2013 |
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More Kurdish women-led media agencies are successfuly bringing a refreshing perspective to the news world. News by women, using gender lenses and focusing on issues that matter to Kurdish women and women in Turkey.
Roj Women welcomes Jin News Agency, based in Amed, Diyarbakir.
On their website, Jin News says:
“To understand the cause of women’s objectification firstly we should investigate the history of women. The press continues to reinforce male-dominated thinking and masculine language. We say STOP. Our motto is ‘We are going to change the language of media.’
JINHA stepped in the world of press on 8 March, 2012 and we are disseminating news in Kurdish, English and in Turkish languages via: http://www.jinha.com.tr, http://www.newsagencyofwomen.com, and http://www.nucejin.com.
Our subscribers are our financial source; our target is to present the world through the eyes of women; we emphasize that women should have strong bonds with territory; we also emphasize the importance of women’s seeing themselves as intellectuals; we highlight the urgency of women’s self-organization; we believe that life shouldn’t be based on contest, but on cooperation; we reeject consumerist societies; we think the glorification of power should be questioned; we see all the creatures as ‘alive’ and aim to respect all living creatures.”
In addition to the websites listed above, Jin news can also be followed on Facebook. Happy reading!
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