Nov 15 Wed

Feminist Theory in Armed Conflict: All-Female Protection Units (YPJ) in Syria

12:00PM - 01:00PM Washington College of Law NT02

Since 2013, the Women's Protection Units (YPJ) have been fighting the self-declared Islamic State, making up 80% of fighters in the Battle of Kobane.  Who are the women "fighting for women around world"?  How did they come to rescue the Yezidis, thereby preventing an even greater genocide of this persecuted minority?  And what does the fashion magazine Marie Claire have to do with all of this?  Join the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law for a brown bag lunch to hear from Prof. Macarena Saez and Ethem Coban (LL.M. '18), coordinator of the Kurdish Studies Network.  


Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law

Stacy Fagan



Washington College of Law
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Washington DC 20016