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and: My mother (1931-1997) always said to me <Mi figlio, non esistono notizie <vecchie> perche puoi imparare qualcosa da qualsiasi notizia.> Translated: <My son, there is no such thing as so called 'old' news because you can learn something from any news.>
Jinha - 9 Feb 2024
<<Journalist Kibriye Evren taken into custody
Journalist Kibriye Evren was taken into custody in a dawn house raid conducted in Istanbul.
Istanbul- Police conducted a dawn raid on the home of journalist Kibriye Evren, editor of Jinnews, in Istanbul's Tuzla district. After the search of her house, Kibriye Evren was taken into custody and transferred to the Kocaeli Police Department.
The reason for her detention is still unknown.>>
Jinha - 9 Feb 2024 - by HANAN HARITE
<<Working women in Morocco struggle for breastfeeding breaks
Although Morocco guarantees breastfeeding breaks for nursing women at work after returning to work from maternity leave under its Labor Code, some employers do not allow women to breastfeed at work.
Morocco- Nursing women in Morocco face difficulties after returning to work from maternity leave because some employers do not allow women to benefit from the breastfeeding breaks guaranteed by Morocco's Labor Code. Recently, womens right to breastfeeding at work has been discussed in the country. <Some employers deprive working women of breastfeeding breaks guaranteed by Moroccos Labor Code,> said Saida Waed, coordinator at the Equality, Parity and the Rights of Working Women Department of the Democratic Confederation of Labor. <Women are deprived of their rights after returning to work from maternity leave. Depriving women of breastfeeding breaks is psychological violence against nursing women and their children.> In Morocco, working women have the right to 12 months of maternity leave. Working women can have a year of non-paid maternity leave if their employers agree. When they return to work, they have the right to breastfeed their children at work, half-an-hour in the morning and half-an-hour in the afternoon. According to the Labor Code, a special room for breastfeeding shall be established in every company having at least 50 employees. <However, the code has not been implemented by some employers. If the employers implement the law, the problems faced by nursing women will be solved,> said Saida Waed.
'Women do not know their rights'
Most working women do not know their rights, Saida Waed said, <They do not file a complaint because they do not know their rights. When employers do not allow women to benefit from the breastfeeding breaks, they face a fine ranging from 2,000 ($200) to 5,000 Dirhams ($500). Unfortunately, women stop breastfeeding in the early months because they do not seek their right to breastfeeding at work.> Pointing out that the ILO's Convention 190 is ratified by Morocco, she said, <The effective implementation of the convention is important to ensure the rights of mothers at work. If the convention and the Labor Code are implemented, mothers will be more productive at work.> >>
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Jinha - 9 Feb 2024 - by HADEEL Al-OMAR
<<Widows, divorced women in IDPs camps of Idlib suffer from double burden
In addition to difficult living conditions in IDPs camps, widows and divorced women have to work to earn a living while doing household chores and taking care of children.
Idlib- Women living in internally displaced people (IDPs) camps in Idlib suffer from difficult living conditions. However, widows and divorced women suffer double burden, working to earn a living, doing households and taking care of children. 32-year-old Raeda Al-Khaled is one of these women living in the Atma refugee camp in Idlib. She has become the only breadwinner of her family since her husband died from Covid-19.
'I leave my children with my relatives before going to work'
Raeda Al-Khaled, mother of three, works as an agricultural worker to earn a living for herself and her children. <I am the only breadwinner of my family. I leave my children with my relatives before going to work. After working for hours, I go back to our tent, do household chores and take care of my children. Although I make great efforts, I do not have time to spend time with my children.>
'Many women have to quit their jobs for their children'.
Due to the deteriorating economic situation in Syria, Raeda Al-Khaled has to work for hours every day, even at the weekend. <I know I do not spend enough time with my children but I have to work to meet their needs. The prices of products increase every day while I receive a low salary. Due to high prices, I can only buy bread and vegetables. I looked for a suitable job to spend time with my children; however, I could not find. My oldest son will start going to school next year and he will need care. Many women have to quit their jobs for their children but I have to work.>
'I am looking for a job'
28-year-old Fatima Al-Adoul divorced her husband because she had been subjected to violence by him. She was granted alimony but not sufficient to meet her two children's needs. <The amount of alimony is sufficient to buy only milk and diapers for my two children. After the divorce, I rented a house and now I am looking for a job.>
'Widows and divorced women should be supported'
<Women, who bear the burden of their families, endure many difficulties. The widows and divorced women face social pressure when they work to earn a living,> said Suad Al-Sabeeh, a social worker. <Widows and divorced women suffer from double burden in the camps. They should be supported.> >>
Jinha - 9 Feb 2024
<<'Deliberate targeting of civilian infrastructure is a war crime'
Turkiye's airstrikes and drone attacks on critical civilian infrastructure are putting livelihoods at risk and severing communities from electricity, medical care, and other essential services, said the Human Rights Watch.
News Center- Since October 2023, the Turkish state has intensified its strikes on North and East Syria, targeting critical civilian infrastructure, putting livelihoods at risk and severing communities from electricity, medical care, and other essential services. Today, the Human Rights Watch has released a statement on the ongoing Turkish strikes on North and East Syria. <As the world's attention remains fixed on the devastating conflict unfolding in Gaza, another crisis is intensifying under the radar in northeast Syria. There, Turkiye's airstrikes and drone attacks on critical civilian infrastructure are putting livelihoods at risk and severing communities from electricity, medical care, and other essential services,> the statement.
In late October 2023, Human Rights Watch reported that Turkish strikes on Kurdish-held areas of northeast Syria had resulted in water and electricity disruptions for millions of people. <Back then, Turkish forces struck water and electrical power stations, oil installations, and the only operational gas plant for domestic use in all of northeast Syria.>
Turkish state intensified its strikes
In December and January, the Turkish state intensified its strikes to include medical facilities and crucial access roads used by humanitarian responders, according to the Northeast Syria (NES) NGO Forum, a coalition of international organizations operating in the area. <Attacks which cause disproportionate damage to civilians and civilian objects are prohibited under international humanitarian law, and deliberate targeting of civilian infrastructure is a war crime,> the statement said. The Human Rights Watch called on the Turkish state to <immediately stop targeting critical civilian infrastructure, respect international humanitarian law and hold to account those responsible for serious violations. All countries need to address the plight of the region's populace even if other conflicts are dominating the headlines.> >>
Protest 27 women killed
Jinha - 9 Feb 2024
<<JINNEWS: 27 women were killed in January
In January 2024, 27 women and four children were killed, 17 more women and three children died under suspicious circumstances in Turkey, according to the report released by Jinnews, an all-women news agency based in Amed (Diyarbakır).
News Center- Jinnews, an all-women news agency based in Amed (Diyarbakır), has released its January 2024 report on femicide by compiling news from local and national newspapers, news websites and news agencies. 27 women and four children were killed, 17 more women and three children died under suspicious circumstances in Turkey, according to the report. <Nine women were killed by their husbands, two by their ex-husbands, one by her father, two by their sons, four by their partners, four by men they knew, one by unknown man, one by her son-in-law, two by their ex-partners, one by her neighbor,> the report said.>>
Jinha - 9 Feb 2024
<<Journalist Selamet Turan detained in house raid
Journalist Selamet Turan was detained in a house raid conducted in Şırnak's Cizre district.
News Center- Police conducted a dawn raid on the home of journalist Selamet Turan in the Çemkurke (Nuh) neighborhood of Şırnak's Cizre district. After the search, she was detained. According to the received reports, the journalist was taken to the Şırnak Police Department. The reason for her detention is still unknown.>>
Jinha - 8 Feb 2024
<<Death toll in Gaza rises to 27,840
Death toll in Israel's war on Gaza keeps rising. At least 27,840 Palestinians have been killed since October 7, 2023, the Gaza's health ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
News Center- Israel's war on Gaza has entered its 125th day. On Thursday, the Gazas health ministry released a statement on the death toll in Israel's war on Gaza since October 7, 2023. At least 130 Palestinians were killed, 170 were injured in the previous 24 hours, the statement said.
At least 27,840 Palestinians have been killed, 67,317 have been wounded in Israeli strikes on Gaza since October 7, according to the statement.
More than 340 doctors and health sector workers killed
At least 340 Palestinian medics have been killed in Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip since Oct. 7, Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kaila said on Wednesday. <At least 340 medics have been killed, 900 injured and more than 100 others detained by Israel during its war on Gaza,> she added.
124 journalists killed
The Gaza Media Office said in a statement on Wednesday that Rizq al-Gharabli, director of the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) in the Gaza Strip, lost his life in Israeli airstrikes on the city of Khan Yunis on Tuesday. At least 124 journalists have been killed since Israel waged its bloody war on Gaza on October 7, the statement said.>>
Jinha - 8 Feb 2024 - by BAHARIN LEHIB
<<'If we unite, we can be stronger'
Yalda Ahmad, an Afghan psychologist and activist, condemned the assassination of Kurdish politician Firyal Sileman Xalid in Kirkuk on January 18 and said, <If we unite, we can be stronger.>
Kabul- Yalda Ahmad, an Afghan psychologist and activist, sent a message condemning the assassination of Kurdish politician Firyal Sileman Xalid in Kirkuk on January 18, 2024. The message emphasized that the aim of the assassination of Kurdish politician Firyal Sileman Xalid was to prevent women's struggle for freedom. <Such attacks aim to prevent womens freedom movement. But all the fundamentalist parties and their supporters should know that the more freedom fighters are killed, the more freedom fighters are born. Their successors will not stop holding their flag high.>
The message continues as follows: <As Afghan women, we have a common pain with our Iranian and Kurdish sisters. We all suffer from a cancerous tumor called fundamentalists such as the Akhund, Mullahs, ISIS, Taliban and Al-Qaeda. They have killed thousands and women's struggle is their enemy. If we, as women all over the world, unite, we can be stronger. As women sharing a common pain, we can learn from each other's struggle and be role model. I declare that I stand with the Kurdish, Iranian and Afghan women and I believe that women will achieve victory. Long live the solidarity of all women against Islamic fundamentalists!> >>
Nima Al-Nashiri - upper portrait
Jinha - 8 Feb 2024 - by HALA EL HAŞIDI
<<Women faces all kinds of exploitation based on skin color in Yemen
Women and girls are marginalized in society due to their dark skin color in Yemen; they are subjected to discrimination, exploitation and violence.
Yemen- Women with dark skin color in Yemen face many problems every day because they are subjected to discrimination and marginalization in society. Not only women with dark skin color, but also children with dark skin color are subjected to attacks and violence in the labor force. <Girls are subjected to violence and harassment at school and in the streets because of their skin color,> said Nima Al-Nashiri. <We are subjected to insults everywhere because of our skin color. When we report such incidents to police, they do not launch any investigation. We are ignored and have no legitimate rights.> Nima Al-Nashiri told us that women and girls with dark skin color were also subjected to violence by their relatives. <However, the perpetrators are often not arrested. Even if they are arrested, the family members drop the charges in fear of scandals.
'They are paid less'
Ghadeer Al-Adani confirms that women and girls in Yemen suffer from all finds of discrimination and exploitation based on skin color. <They also subjected to sexual harassment and face difficulties in finding jobs. Even if they find a job, they are paid less than women having lighter skin color.>
'Yemen needs a law combating discrimination against women'
She pointed to the lack of support to women and girls with dark skin color. <When they are subjected to violence or sexual assault, they receive no support. More awareness-raising activities must be carried out to support these women and girls. For instance, centers can be opened to provide support to them and give information about their rights. They can encourage them to continue their education. Yemen needs a law combating discrimination against women and protecting their rights.> >>
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Jinha - 8 Feb 2024 - by ASMAA FATHI
<<My Right Initiative provides support to women
The My Right Initiative started in Alexandria aims to raise awareness of gender-based violence and support survivors of violence against women and girls.
Cairo- Women activists and feminists make great efforts to hold awareness-raising activities to prevent violence against women and girls. In Egypt's Alexandria city, women started an initiative called, <My Right> to raise awareness and support survivors of violence against women and girls.
NuJINHA spoke to Nancy Muhammad, lawyer and member of the initiative, about the activities of the initiative.
<We provide legal and psychological support to survivors of violence against women and girls, especially domestic violence. Until now, we have carried out many awareness-raising activities and campaigns, especially during the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence campaign, an annual international campaign that starts on 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. One of the women supported by our initiative was a woman, who was subjected to violence by her husband. We provided legal support to her and proved that she had been subjected to domestic violence. Finally, she got divorced.>
'Gender-based violence is not normal'
Speaking about social norms and beliefs about domestic violence, Nancy Muhammad said, <Our society believes that women should endure domestic violence. Our society normalizes violence against women and asks women to accept it because men are the head of the family. When a woman voices against domestic violence, she is told, 'We are all beaten'. The normalization of violence affects all women taking legal actions to get rid of domestic violence. Women taking legal actions are often stigmatized. We carry out awareness-raising activities to tell women that gender-based violence is not normal and that they have rights.>
Sexual violence and gender-based violence in health care intitutions
Nancy Muhammad also talked about the next activities of the initiative. <Currently, we work on organizing a workshop to raise awareness about sexual violence and gender-based violence in health care institutions. Women are subjected to violence by medical staff. This issue cannot be overlooked because its effects on women last for years. This year, we will carry out awareness-raising activities on protection mechanisms.> >>
Jinha - 7 Feb 2024
<<ISIG: 158 workers died at workplaces in January
In Turkey, 158 workers, including seven children and five women, died at workplaces in January 2024, according to the report released by the Laborer Health and Occupational Safety Assembly (ISIG).
News Center- The Laborer Health and Occupational Safety Assembly (ISIG) has released its report giving information about how many workers died in January 2024 in Turkey. At least 158 workers, including seven children and five women, died at workplaces in January, the report said. According to the report, most of the workers, who lost their lives at their workplaces in January, were working in the construction sector. <In January, 45 workers lost their lives in the construction sector, 22 in the transportation sector, 16 in the agricultural sector, 11 in the trade, office, education and cinema industry, 9 in the metals sector, 9 in the hospitality and entertainment sector, 9 in the public works sector, 9 in the chemical and petrochemical industry, 5 in the mining industry, 5 in the wood and paper industry, 5 in the ship, marine and port industries, 4 in the health sector, 2 in the food and sugar industries, 2 in textile and leather industries, 2 in the energy sector and one in the defense and security sector. The sectors of the five workers could not be determined,> the report said.>>
We are determined
Jinha - 7 Feb 2024 - by HESNA MIHEMED
<<'We are determined to return to a free Afrin'
Şerin Hesen, witnessed the brutal occupation attacks of the Turkish state on Afrin in 2018. Along with thousands of women, she took part in the resistance against the Turkish attacks in Afrin.
Shahba - In 2018, a historical resistance took place in Afrin. For58 days, the people of Afrin defended their city against the Turkish occupying state, which has the second largest standing military force in NATO.Despite all brutal attacks, the women of Afrin were determined to defend their homeland by becoming a human shield against Turkish colonialism and fascism. Their voice of resistance echoed all over the whole world and many delegations joined the struggle. Şerin Hesen witnessed the occupation attacks of the Turkish state on Afrin and took part in the resistance against the attacks. <The resistance of Afrin was in the first place a women's resistance> she said, stating that they keep resisting in Shahba to return to Afrin.
'Afrin was the hometown of people from different nationalities and identities'
Şerin Hesen described the Turkish state's attacks on Afrin and its occupation as follows: <The occupying Turkish state often threatened Afrin and on January 20, 2018, it began to carry out its brutal plans by using 72 warplanes. The Turkish state targeted Afrin because the people of Afrin played a leading role in the revolution in North-East Syria. Afrin was the hometown of people from different nationalities and identities, who always supported each other. The women of Afrin played an important role in forming communes and councils after the establishment of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES). Afrin was targeted because it was known as the city of women.>
'The resistance wore the color of women'
Talking about the resistance of the women in Afrin, Şerin Hesen said, <Women led the resistance in Afrin. The whole world should see how the 58-day resistance in Afrin was important because it was a resistance against the second largest army in NATO. During the resistance, we, as women, formed committees to defend their people; we held marches and protests to defend our homeland.We took to the streets without fear, that's why we say that the resistance wore the color of women.>
'People became human shields against the attacks'
Şerin Hesen recalled the <Afrin belongs to the Afrin people> slogan chanted by the women of Afrin.. <The women of Afrin used their bodies as human shields to defend their city. We were determined to resist to the end. Our resistance echoed all over the world. Delegations from many countries came to Afrin and joined the resistance and became human shields against the attacks.>
'We celebrated the International Women's Day'
Şerin Hesen told us that they had held a march to mark the International Women's Day on March 8 in the midst of attacks: <We held a march with the participation of women from Southern Kurdistan, Palestine and Lebanon. During the march, the unity of women was emphasized. All women chanted that no state could break the unity of women. In Afrin, women, mothers and children defended their homeland together to show the strength of welatparezi (love to the land).>
'Women were taking action against the attacks'
During the march, the Turkish fascist state threw bombs close to the square in order to frighten the people, Şerin Hesen said. <We kept marching with all enthusiasm to show the Turkish state that we would never stop our resistance.>
'We keep resisting'
At the end of her speech, Şerin Hesen said: <The occupying Turkish state committed many massacres in Afrin. In the last days of the resistance, the clashes intensified in the city center. We had to leave Afrin to prevent another Halabja massacre from being committed. We left Afrin and settled in a camp in Shahba. Although we suffer from difficult living conditions in the camp due to the siege imposed by the Syrian regime, we keep resisting. Now, we stay in Shahba to return to Afrin. We are determined to return to a free Afrin.> >>
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Women's Liberation Front 2019/cryfreedom.net 2024