This panel, will address who Abdullah Öcalan is through his personal and political biography. We will explore the question of Abdullah Öcalan as a leader of peoples and women in particular, while a source of fear for those who seek to dominate power.

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The keynote speaker for this session, held on 4 April 2021, is Havin Guneser, who is an engineer, journalist, and women’s rights activist. She is one of the spokespersons for the International Initiative “Freedom for Abdullah Ocalan-Peace in Kurdistan,” and has translated a number of Ocalan’s works.

This seminar is the first in series about the Kurdish Freedom Movement hosted by the Network Women Weaving the Future. More information about the seminar series can be found here: