Document Film Festival Panel Discussion: Jin, Jiyan, Azadi: Gender Equality in Kurdish Society
Sat 21 October 2017
Women, Life, Freedom. The YPJ, the women’s protection units of the Kurdish militia, have come increasing to the attention of the world’s media to the obvious shock of the west. How, they seem to ask, can a non western society embody a progressive model without our intervention? Does the obvious gender equality within the military extend to Kurdish civil society? And can this homegrown feminism be seen as an alternative model for the broader east?
Part of Document Festival 2017