Enacting intersectional multilayered citizenship: Kurdish women’s politics

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Erel, U. and Acik, N. 2020. Enacting intersectional multilayered citizenship: Kurdish women’s politics. Gender, Place and Culture. 27 (4), pp. 479-501. https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2019.1596883
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TitleEnacting intersectional multilayered citizenship: Kurdish women’s politics
AuthorsErel, U. and Acik, N.
Abstract

Focusing on the institutional aspects of the Kurdish women’s movement in Turkey since the 1990s the article shows how it established a consciousness within the Kurdish national movement that gender equality is a cornerstone of democracy and ethnic rights. We frame this through theories of enacting intersectional multilayered citizenship and identify three key interventions: autonomous women’s assemblies, women’s quotas in pro-Kurdish rights parties and the co-chair system where all elected positions within the pro-Kurdish parties are jointly occupied by a male and female. These have achieved a better representation of women in formal politics, rendered gender equality and sexual violence legitimate subjects of politics and contributed to establishing an aspiration for a more dialogic political ethos. While the women’s movement’s close affiliation with the Kurdish national movement has been highly effective, it also in part circumscribes gender roles to fit its agendas.

Research GroupLaw and Politics
PublisherRoutledge
JournalGender, Place and Culture
ISSN0966-369X
Electronic1360-0524
Publication dates
Online14 Jun 2019
Print02 Apr 2020
Publication process dates
Deposited11 Dec 2019
Accepted10 Jan 2019
Output statusPublished
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© 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2019.1596883
LanguageEnglish
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