Posts by Hêlîn Asî

Mexmûr: From Forced Displacement to Autonomous Life

Mexmûr (Makhmour) located in the triangle between Mosul, Kerkûk and Hewler in Northern Iraq/South Kurdistan, is a place where over 10.000 Kurds from Southeastern Turkey/North Kurdistan, especially from the Botan Region, found refuge. The people, who fled the war of the Turkish state in the early 90s, stayed in different…

Global Self-Defense against the Deadly Patriarchal System

Five years have now passed since 22-year-old trans activist Hande Kader was found dead in Istanbul. She was murdered after she had been subjected to the most horrific violence. She was known in the queer community for her resistance to police violence during the 2015 Istanbul Pride. Three years after,…