23 May 2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm, central London by Kings Cross
Evening with Houzan Mahmoud, Kurdish/Iraqi feminist and public lecturer and Founder of Culture Project on “Islamic feminism” – Envisioning liberation or serving Islamism?
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Houzan Mahmoud is a Kurdish women’s rights campaigner. She is Founder of Culture Project, a unique platform for Kurdish writers, feminists, artists and activists. Culture Project gathers emerging and established voices from Kurdistan and the Kurdish diaspora, and gives them space to write openly, to freely express their ideas.
She was formerly representative of the Organisations of Women’s Freedom in Iraq. She was born in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1973 and currently residing in London. Her articles were published in UK publications including The Independent and The Guardian, The Tribune, The New Statesman and others.
Houzan has led many campaigns internationally, including campaigns against the rape and abduction of women in Iraq, and against the imposition of Islamic sharia law in Kurdistan and Iraqi constitution.
She has an MA in Gender Studies from SOAS-University of London and is currently completing her second MA In Cultural studies at Goldsmiths University.