Kobane, Syria – An exhibition about Kurdish folk proverbs was held in the city of Kobane (Ain al-Arab), north of Syria, in the premise of Kobane Lawyers Assembly last week.
Many spectators interested in the Kurdish heritage and folk culture attended the exhibition.
Organized by the Hiro Assembly for Kurdish Women in Syria, the exhibition included paintings implying written proverbs in both Arabic and Kurdish languages as well as some illustrations of these proverbs.
Talking to ARA News, Mircana Jouma, member of the assembly, said: “The aim of this exhibition is to raise the awareness of the new generation regarding our ancestors’ heritage of sayings and expressions that were considered social norms.”
“Moreover, we aim to show their impact on our modern life and society’s culture as they had positive and sometimes negative influence,” she said.
According to Jouma, the new generation in the area “totally forgot about the Kurdish proverbs”.
“In other words, it was acquainted with them due to al-Baath regime’s despotic practices against Kurds that they forgot their mother language. All Kurdish culture-related activities were banned for decades,” Jouma told ARA News.
Hiro Assembly is a cultural social assembly that was established in the Kurdish-populated city of Kobane by a number of women. It is concerned with women issues and undertook the responsibility of raising women’s awareness of her rights and duties to mange thei family and build generations enjoying the freedom of expression and thought. The assembly aims to fight illiteracy and ignorance among women, especially in Kobane, as well as fighting violence against them and deprivation of legal rights. Recently, the assembly started organizing cultural-related activities.
Reporting by: Sadruddin Kino
Source: ARA News
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