Women up in Arms: Zapatistas and Rojava Kurds Embrace a New Gender Politics
Sáenz, Charlotte Mariahttp://www.towardfreedom.com/38-archives/women/3850-women-up-in-arms-zapatistas-and-rojava-kurds-embrace-a-new-gender-politics
Publisher: Toward Freedom
Date Written: 19/03/2015
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.