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How are female fighters, politicians and activists of the Kurdish Freedom Movement building a new political system that centres gender equality in different parts of Kurdistan? What are some of the lived experiences and personal trajectories of the women in this movement? In this Actuvirtual Symposium, we discuss The Kurdish Women’s Freedom Movement: Gender, Body Politics and Militant Femininities by Isabel Käser.

Ozlem Goner, Associate Professor, City University of New York, NY

Nokuthula Hlabangane, Associate Professor, University of South Africa

Theresa O’Keefe, Lecturer, University College Cork, Ireland

Julia Suárez-Krabbe, Associate Professor, Roskilde University, Denmark.

Isabel Käser, Postdoctoral researcher, University of Bern, Switzerland

Fazil Moradi, Convener, Visiting Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities, JIAS, University of Johannesburg

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