Women and the PKK: Ideology, Gender, and Terrorism

  title={Women and the PKK: Ideology, Gender, and Terrorism},
  author={Murat Haner and Francis T Cullen and Michael L. Benson},
  journal={International Criminal Justice Review},
  pages={279 - 301}
Women have had a long and varied participation in terrorist groups. This project explores the role of gender in one of the most prominent armed organizations in the Middle East, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, commonly known as the Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan (PKK). Rejecting the patriarchal values of traditional Kurdish society, the PKK has been particularly receptive to female membership. Insights on the nature of this participation are drawn from an extensive interview with a long-term, high… 

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