Humans of Kurdistan
The "Humans Of Kurdistan" project aims to present the cultural diversity of the country. A look at the faces but also the stories that lie behind each of them.

January 8, 2021

“The most important thing that I have lost in life was my husband. We weren’t in a relationship before getting married, I was just fifteen when I got married, and I had never seen him before then. That’s The way it was back then, girls didn’t get to know who they were marrying. It’s true that there are many men that are not good with their wives because of patriarchy and toxic masculinity, but I’ll always say that the best time of my life was when I was with my husband. My husband passed away 17 years ago, and I wanted to take care of my children so I didn’t get married again. There nights that I cry for my loneliness. Thankfully, my children love me, they call me regularly and ask how I’m doing, but there are times when you face a problem, and you don’t want to involve your children, that’s when life is hard. My advice for people is that when they get married, they should decide to do it once, and not get married too soon and then get bored of life. Men get exhausted outside of the house, and many girls don’t acknowledge that they have to patient with their husbands”.