Kurdistan region is very conservative, being influenced by Muslim religion. Though people here interpret islamic beliefs a bit moderately, they are still pretty old-fashioned in many aspects, which might be unusual to western people. Traditional gender roles here are not only widely accepted, but implemented in every household, which means children grow up absorbing them from the very early age.
Family is the biggest value in Kurdish culture. Immediate families, which are so widespread in the west, are not very common here. It is very rare to find somebody who only lives with their parents or spouse. Instead, people live together with multiple relatives in big households and support each other really well.
As said before, gender roles are very vivid in kurdish relationships. Therefore a kurdish man is expected to provide his wife and children with everything necessary. Most kurdish people live in rural areas, where work opportunities are focused in the agricultural sphere. Jobs often include hard physical labour, which makes men much more preferred for them. People in Kurdistan region live the way our ancestors did in the old times - while men are working in soil, women are keeping the house.
The patriarchal culture also makes a man the head of the house. But kurdish men are really wise and know that treating their wives with honour and respect is vital for a family. Therefore they respect their significant other’s decisions, support their wives and if they need to solve an issue, which regards all the members of the family, they will consult their women as well.