doi:10.3849/1802-7199

KURDISH FEMALE FIGHTERS IN SYRIA DURING AND AFTER THE FIGHT AGAINST ISIS

Emancipation as a Fundamental Motive for the Struggle in Northeastern Syria

Lucia YAR

Kurdish female fighters in Syria did not receive attention until after the Battle of Koban. This study analyzes activities during and after the struggle against ISIS, focusing on the ideological motivators that influenced their involvement in the armed insurgent movement. Through a discursive analysis of non-traditional, local sources, it concludes that the specificity of the ideological transformation of the movement, where women's emancipation came to the center of the local discourse, persisted even after the primary goal of the resistance has changed.

Keywords

YPJ; PKK; YPG; Syria; Kurds; Female Fighters; Ideology.


Title in English:

KURDISH FEMALE FIGHTERS IN SYRIA DURING AND AFTER THE FIGHT AGAINST ISIS
Emancipation as a Fundamental Motive for the Struggle in Northeastern Syria

Title in Slovak:

KURDSKÉ BOJOVNÍČKY V SÝRII V BOJI PROTI ISIS A PO ŇOM
Emancipácia ako zásadný motív boja na severovýchode Sýrie

Type:

Article

Author(s):

Lucia YAR

Language:

Slovak

Abstract:

English/Slovak

Journal:

Obrana a strategie

Publisher:

University of Defence in Brno

ISSN:

ISSN 1214-6463 (print) and ISSN 1802-7199 (online)

DOI:

10.3849/1802-7199.20.2020.02.023-044

Issue:

Volume 20, Number 2 (December 2020)

Pages:

023-044

Received:

26.09.2020

Accepted:

16.10.2020

Published online:

16.12.2020

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