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Why “Jîna”: Erasure of Kurdish Women and Their Politics from the (www.jadaliyya.com)

“For Kurdish women in Iran more specifically, leading anti-assimilationist cultural activities despite gender codes and against ethnic oppression is already an intersectional struggle. Playing key roles in decades of Kurdish resistance and activism, Kurdish women activists have paid the heaviest price for resisting gender and colonial codes of the state. A case in point is Zara Mohammadi, Kurdish language teacher living in Iran and co-founder of Nojîn cultural association, who was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for teaching Kurdish in 2021. The intersectional oppression these women resist on a daily basis, as well as their aspirations for freedom, is a lesson for a democratic feminist struggle with broader demands of freedom. As such, centering their struggle has an emancipatory potential for Iran and the broader Middle East. 

Protestors know Jîna is Kurdish and have shown a courageous readiness to face their own privileges and recognize the state has been built upon the marginalization of women, and ethnic and religious minorities. 

Call Jîna by her Kurdish name and remember the struggle behind the slogan of “Women, Life, Freedom.”. It is a vital act of recognition, as well as a call for an intersectional feminist movement that is simultaneously anti-racist and anti-colonial.”

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