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Soraya Fallah is 2012 Recipient of the United Nation Association of USA's Global Citizen Award چاپ ارسال به دوست
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Soraya Fallah is 2012 Recipient of the United Nation Association of USA's Global Citizen Award



October 9, 2012

Report by: Cklara Moradian


On Thursday, September 27th 2012, the United Nation Association of USA (UNAUSA) gathered for the 5th West Coast Global Forum at an official luncheon held at the California Endowment Center in Los Angeles, CA.

The purpose of this gathering was to begin a dialogue about the challenges facing our global world, including the increasing population on our planet. The forum's theme was "7 Billion and Counting: Creating a World that Works."

This forum was also a celebration of individuals and organizations that are contributing to the creation of a world that works. Three distinguished individuals were awarded the "Global Citizen Award" as a way to honor their tireless efforts towards improving the health, human rights, and quality of life of people in the local and global community.




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In Memory of Du’a Khalil چاپ ارسال به دوست
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In Memory of Du'a Khalil

April 10, 2012

In a grainy, low-quality video, a dozen men surround a woman curled into the fetal position on the ground and kick and punch her. Hundreds of onlookers fill the village square in Bashika. The beating continues as Du'a Khalil tries to protect her head from the blows. After several minutes, a cinder block is passed through the crowd and a man uses it to smash her head. The incident was reported as an honor killing case. dua02.jpg

"Honor killing" generally refers to acts of violence, usually murder, committed by family members or acquaintances of a woman who has allegedly brought dishonor upon her family.

A woman can be targeted by individuals within her family or her tribe, village and kinsmen for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to: refusing to enter into an  arranged marriage, being the victim of sexual assault, seeking a divorce - even from an abusive husband - or (allegedly) committing adultery. The mere perception that a woman has behaved in a way that "dishonors" her family is sufficient to trigger an attack on her life. 

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HRW urges Iraqi Kurds to ban female circumcision چاپ ارسال به دوست, Los Angeles, California, USA   

HRW urges Iraqi Kurds to ban female circumcision

The Associated Press
Wednesday, June 16, 2010; 12:19 PM


hrw_kwgm_610.jpgSULAIMANIYAH, Iraq -- Human Rights Watch called on Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq to ban the practice of female genital mutilation, and said in a report released Wednesday that the majority of women in the self-ruled region undergo the medically risky and emotionally painful procedure.

The New York-based group said the new Kurdish government, which was elected in July 2009, failed to take steps to ban the practice. Initial efforts on the issue stalled under the former regional government, which also failed to make it a priority because of the culturally sensitive nature of the practice.

Female genital mutilation involves the removal of a girl's clitoris and sometimes also other genital parts, usually shortly after birth or at a young age. Critics say it can lead to painful sexual intercourse, complications in childbirth and eliminates any pleasure for women during sex.

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In Memoriam: Vera B. Saeedpour, Scholar and Archivist of the Kurdish Culture, Dies at 80 ,1930-2010 چاپ ارسال به دوست, Los Angeles, California, USA   
In Memoriam: Vera B. Saeedpour, Scholar and Archivist of the Kurdish Culture, Dies at 80 ,1930-2010




VOKRadio: It is with great sadness that we at Kurdish Commentary learned of the passing of Dr Vera B. Saeedpour and we wish to extend our most heartfelt condolences and sympathies to her family and loved ones.  The Kurdish people are truly fortunate to have had such a committed friend.

VOKRadio staff

kaes.jpgRemembering Dr. Vera Saeedpour
  June 9, 2010

The Kurdish people as a whole and Kurdish academic community, in particular, have suffered a tragic loss. Dr. Vera Saeedpour died of heart attack on May 30 in New York. We offer our sincere condolences to her family and the Kurdish nation as a whole.
Dr. Saeedpour, a preeminent scholar in the culture of Kurds, dedicated most of her productive life to presenting, preserving, and promoting Kurdish history and cultural identity with zest and gusto. As she had aptly put it in an interview, “I know the Kurds better than any Westerner living.” It would not be an exaggeration to call her the mother of Kurdish cultural studies in this continent.
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Kurdish mothers as artists and peaceful revolutionaries against genocide چاپ ارسال به دوست, Los Angeles, California, USA   

"Kurdish Mothers as Artists and Peaceful Revolutionaries against Genocide through the Singing of Lullabies"

By: Soraya Fallah


 I am going to attempt to make a claim. This claim is that the Kurdish mother, not just as an individual, but as a collective entity, has played a crucial role in the perseverance of the Kurdish identity, specifically in implanting language and culture in her infant. Kurdish mothers, do this in many ways of course. I will be examining the role of songs, such as folkloric lullabies, and how they help endow the Kurdish language, culture, and identity as a whole. Knowing historical context on Kurdish question is very important in shedding light on why the Kurds have had to rely on oral history, in the form of folkloric songs and epic poems to instill their culture and forbid it from the eradication desired by external forces.

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‘Protect life, Improve life, Celebrate life’ چاپ ارسال به دوست,Los Angeles, CA, USA   
Protect life, Improve life, Celebrate life’

Unique team of activists bring ‘the culture of life’ to Kurdistan, Iraq

By Dan Wooding in Kurdistan
Founder of ASSIST Ministries and ANS
IRBIL, KURDISTAN, IRAQ (ANS) -- A Jew, a secular humanist, a Muslim and a Christian have joined forces to bring “the culture of life” to Kurdistan in Northern Iraq.

 This unusual team of activists include a psychiatrist and author David Kazzaz, M.D., a Jew born in Baghdad; Iranian human rights advocate Mrs. Soraya Fallah; telecommunications expert Saman Shali, Ph.D.; and human rights attorney Sharon Linzey, Ph.D., a Christian professor from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California

wwfl_leaders_erbil_0809.jpg.jpegThey put their decades of experience and expertise to bring “the culture of life” to Kurdistan for a one-day conference held at the University of Kurdistan in Irbil on Monday, August 10, 2009.
 Leaders of World's Women for Life. Left to right: Mrs. Soraya Fallah, Dr. David Kazzaz, Dr. Saman Shali and Dr. Sharon Linzey

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