Kirkuk: If you see any abuses, contact Jwan

Ali Mahmoud Jwan Hasan Zangana lives in a turbulent time in Iraq and and resides in a city which is at the centre of the turmoil that has engulfed Iraq after Islamic State (ISIS) overran large part of northern Iran in June 2014. Over the last three years over 600,000 people fled from areas under […]

Bengali employees: Slaves or Workers

The Bengali workers in Kirkuk are treated like slaves and are forced to endure physical and mental abuse by their employers.  According to a report by the Human Rights Committee of Kirkuk Provincial Council (KPC), Bengali workers legal rights are discriminatory. The Khalid Shinki Cleaning Company, employed by the city of Kirkuk, is accused of […]

2013, a year of separation

21 year old Shilan Ali, who recently got divorced, tells the story of her marriage, “I saw my fellow classmates marrying one another and I hoped for the same thing. As soon as my husband asked for my hand, I accepted immediately, thinking that marriage was simply wearing a gown. After a month, I realized […]

Young girl killed in Daquq

A young girl has been killed ‘by mistake’ in a village of the Daquq district of Kirkuk according to a police source who preferred to remain anonymous. “The 16-year-old girl was killed by mistake by her brother” the police source said. Samr al-Izi – Kirkuk Now

Hopeful celebrations of Christmas

Kirkuk Now celebrated Christmas with a Christian family of Kirkuk, who are hoping for a better future for Iraq and particularly Kirkuk. Kirkuk Now attended the Christmas celebration of a Christian family as the head of the family, Gilbert Kanoun said “We were organizing public celebrations in the past but we are celebrating now in […]

No signs of Christmas in Kirkuk

Some of the Christians of Kirkuk are celebrating Christmas and New Years in their homes due to the recent security unrest in the province leading to a decrease in the demands for Christmas gifts and goods compared to the past years. Celebration of Christmas at home 23-year-old Rita Wael said that Christmas night is a […]

Chronically ill women to receive social pension

The Iraqi Ministry of Social Affairs has decided that chronically ill women should also be included in the social pension program along with widows. A member of the human rights committee of the Kirkuk Provincial Council told Kirkuk Now “The provincial council has received a decision from the Ministry of Social Affairs and according to […]

Baby girl sold for 1,000 US dollars

A newborn female baby has been sold right after her delivery on the International Day for the Eradication of Violence against Women. The reason for selling the baby girl is not yet clear and whether it was due to poverty or because of her gender, but in any case it is regarded as child trafficking. […]

Vacancies for widows of Kirkuk

Job opportunities are to be provided for the widowed of Kirkuk through a campaign of the Iraqi Murtaqa Establishment which is being sponsored by many companies and parties. Social activist Fatima Ghulam told Kirkuk Now “We have managed to attain proper support and sponsorship from some investors and businessmen of Kirkuk to provide job opportunities […]

Body of woman found in Kirkuk two days after violence against women protests.

“The body of a woman was found on Wednesday, November 27 without any kind of identification card,” the chief of the Kirkuk police of the districts and sub-districts Lieutenant General Sarhad Qadir told Kirkuk Now. “The body was found in the Failaq neighborhood of Kirkuk near Failaq Avenue with multiple bullet wounds to her head,” […]

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