Kurdish Women in the Kurdish-Turkish Conflict - Perceptions, Experiences, and Strategies

TitleKurdish Women in the Kurdish-Turkish Conflict - Perceptions, Experiences, and Strategies
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsNilsson, Marco
JournalMiddle Eastern Studies
Volume54
Issue4
Pagination638 - 651
Date Published04/2018
Abstract

This study analyzes how Kurdish women experience the violence and other consequences of the armed conflict raging between the PKK and the Turkish state. Interviews conducted in Istanbul, Ankara, and Diyarbakir suggest that Kurdish women experience the conflict both as members of an oppressed minority and as women. The study first focuses on identifying sources of conflict related stress that are specific to women, such as the need to be silent to protect their families, and then analyzes the strategies that Kurdish women use to deal with this stress as women, including networking and education. [Taylor & Francis Online]

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