Feminicide in Sinjar – sexual violence, conflict, and gender liberation in the Kurdish struggle

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign and Roj Women’s Association would like to invite you to


Feminicide in Sinjar – sexual violence, conflict, and gender liberation in the Kurdish struggle

[Venue]
Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS University, London WC1H 0XG

[Date/Time]
Saturday 22 November, 5-7pm

Three months after ISIS fighters attacked the Iraqi region on Sinjar, the fate of thousands of women kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery following the raids is still unknown and no international investigation into their welfare has taken place. However, just as it has done in the defence of Kobane in Syria, the Kurdish Women’s Movement has mobilised with allied organisations to take action for the missing women.

This event will bring together women activists and representatives of the Kurdish women’s organisations to give you first-hand information about how people have responded to the crisis on the ground. We’ll also discuss the unique potential within the Kurdish Women’s Movement for engendering gender liberation in the region and its role in the development of the Rojava revolution.

Come and join us for this exciting one-off event!

[Speakers]
Michelle Allison, KNK UK Women’s Representative
Meltem Ay, Roj Women’s Association
Margaret Owen OBE, barrister and expert on sexual violence in conflict
Ruth Walter, trade union activist and member of a recent delegation visiting refugee camps in North Kurdistan
Diana Nammi, Executive Director, Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) [tbc]
More speakers TBC.

Chair: Isabel Käser, PhD candidate, Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS

With a special recorded message from the refugee camp relief worker in Sinjar.

[Information you may need]
This event is free and open to all! But if you like you can reserve your seat here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/feminicide-in-sinjar-sexual-violence-conflict-and-gender-liberation-tickets-14302614505

Organised by Peace in Kurdistan Campaign, Roj Women. Supported by SOAS Kurdish Society.
Contact: Melanie – 07800 545607 / knklondon@gn.apc.org / 0207 272 7890

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