Kurdish Diaspora and Advocacy-Lobbying Efforts

Dr. Pary Karadaghi

The Meaning of Diaspora

  • Diaspora is a originally from the Greek language meaning scattering or dispersion
  • Diaspora is “the movement, migration, or scattering of people away from an established or ancestral homeland” or
  • People dispersed by whatever cause to more than one location, or
  • People settled far from their ancestral homelands

The Role of the Kurdish Diaspora

  • Kurds in the US
  • Kurds in Canada
  • Kurds in Europe
  • Kurds in Australia
  • Kurds in New Zealand
  • Kurds in Middle East
  • Kurds in North Africa

The Role of the Kurdish Diaspora in Promoting Kurdish rights

  • Kurdish Diaspora have played and continue to play a significant role in promoting human rights, the right to self-determination, and the branding of Kurdistan as an internationally accepted nationality
  • In Iran, Syria and Turkey the basic rights of Kurdish identity is forbidden. Kurds in Syria have lost their citizenship and are stateless since the 1960s.

Definition of Lobbying

Lobbying or lobby is the act of attempting to influence decisions made by officials in the government, most often legislator or members of government agencies.   Lobbying in the US is done by many different types of people and organized groups:

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