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    Kurdish women

Political-Social Movements. Peace Movements: Turkey and the Caucasus

"That women are “naturally” associated withpeace and men with war has long been seen as self-evident both in Western society and globally, andthis is still accepted unquestioningly by some femi-nists
In Central Asia, the impor-tance of women in non-governmental activismseemed curious to a Western observer given thestrong traditions of patriarchy in the region, whothen noted that such avenues allowed women lead-ership opportunities not available to them"
This article gives examples of different caucus countries where women are using their opportuntites within the social constructs of their societies to still change many aspects.

"Across Central Asia, women arerising to this challenge and taking responsibility forthe peace and prosperity of their societies"



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