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About Dilar Dirik

Dilar Dirik is from northern Kurdistan (Turkey). She is an activist of the Kurdish women's movement and writes on the Kurdish freedom struggle for an international audience. She is currently working on her PhD at the Sociology Department of Cambridge University

Articles by Dilar Dirik

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Feminist pacifism or passive-ism?

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day. In the face of increasing femicide, sexual violence and rape culture, we need to confront the question of women’s self-defence.

Erdogan's war on women

Kurdish women in one of the strongest and most radical women’s movements in the world are taking a battering from the Turkish state with impunity - as Europe looks the other way

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