Upper Hollingdean Road
Kurdish Women’s Movement: A Force for Revolution and Change
Facilitator Jo Magpie, to be joined by Kurdish Women’s Movement activists
7-9.30pm Mondays, 24 June, 1, 8 & 15 July, 2019
For the past 40 years, the Kurdish Women’s Movement has been developing its own revolutionary theory and practice alongside and within the wider Kurdish Freedom Movement. Today this can be seen most clearly in the transitions taking place in Northern Syria as a result of the Rojava Revolution, which began to unfold in 2012 in the midst of the Syrian ‘Civil’ War.
In these four sessions we will look at how the Kurdish Women’s Movement has developed into what is arguably the largest and strongest women’s movement of history, how its theory differs from that of Western feminist movements, and will gain a basic understanding of ‘jineoloji’ – the social science of the women’s revolution.