We are publishing here the texts from two speeches delivered at a fringe meeting from the 2021 Labour Party conference entitled “The Future of Iranian Kurdistan.” The event was held on Sunday, 26 September 2021, in the Gloucester Room at the Hilton Brighton Metropole. It was co-hosted by SME 4 Labour, The Centre for Kurdish Progress, and Kurds for Labour. You can find the flyer for the event published below.

The panel discussed the future of Iranian Kurdistan where they considered the future of the Kurdish national movement in Iran, ongoing tensions across the region and current economic and social conditions for Kurds in Iran. In this context, the panel discussed the continuing movement for self-determination and the ongoing fight against discrimination and prejudice for Iranian Kurds, and what the future holds for Kurds in Iran.

The two speeches re-published here were delivered by Mehri Rezai, a representative of the Kurdistan National Congress (KNK), and Sonia Karimi, a representative of the Community of the Free Women of Eastern Kurdistan (KJAR).

Download the text of the speeches as a pdf here: The Future of Iranian Kurdistan – 26.09.21 – Text of speeches

View the flyer of the event here: