Women up in Arms: Zapatistas and Rojava Kurds Embrace a New Gender Politics

Sáenz, Charlotte Maria
Date Written:  2015-03-19
Publisher:  Toward Freedom
Year Published:  2015
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX17411

Resistance and strength manifest like weeds through cracks in Chiapas, Mexico and transnational Kurdistan where the respective Zapatista and Kurdish resistance movements are creating new gender relations as a primary part of their struggle and process for building a better world. In both places, women's participation in the armed forces has been an entry-point for a new social construction of gender relations based on equity.

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