Game changers: Kurdish women in peace and war

Ofra Bengio*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This article argues that Kurdish society historically enabled the rise of charismatic women. More recently, upheavals brought by the so-called Arab Spring have acted as a catalyst for Kurdish women to improve their social standing. Along with gains made by Kurds in creating new autonomous spaces, the advancement of Kurdish women constitutes a “double revolution” that shows the feminist and nationalist agendas can be complementary, and not in conflict as they have for the greater part of modern history.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-46
Number of pages17
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2016


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