The 3rd World Women’s Conference for grassroots women, with female delegations from 30 countries of the Middle East, Africa and Europe, is hosted in Tunisia from 3 to 10 September.
During the third day of the conference, workshops shed light on the experiences of Kurdish women, along with the effects of climate change on women, reported Mezopotamya News Agency.
A workshop called, “Women’s Liberation: Freedom, Organisation and Independence Trilogy”, represented the struggles of Kurdish women. Discussed were the problems facing Kurdish women, their history, organisation, and how the North and East Syrian “Women’s Revolution” mobilised into a dynamic force.
Workshop participants discussed factors that are unique to the Kurdish women’s movement and links with other feminist movements. How the Kurdish women’s movement has succeeded in becoming an intellectual and political platform, was also addressed.
Fathia Hezem, a Tunisian feminist activist spoke about the role of the Kurdish women’s struggle, saying, “It is important for us to grasp an image of Kurdish women. They took up arms and resisted ISIS,” said Hezem.
“They were able to impose a different social system from the one we live in today. They imposed the participation of women in all structures. They were aware of the challenges they faced and planned to solve them,” added Hezem.
The conference will conclude 10 September.