HOUZAN MAHMOUD is feminist activist, public lecturer and co-founder of Culture Project, a project formed to raise awareness about feminism and gender in Kurdistan and diaspora. She is also editorial board member of Culture Magazine, a quarterly publication published in Kurdistan/Iraq. She has an MA in Gender Studies from SOAS, London University. She was born in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1973 and currently resides and works in London.
She is the winner of 2016 Emma Humphrey’s Memorial Award and One Law for All’s Secularism Award for 2018 for her tireless work in defense of women’s rights and secularisation of Kurdish society.
Houzan is scheduled to speak at the FiLiA conference in 2019 on Kurdish Women’s Experiences and Political Alternatives. For this podcast, she is joined in conversation with Heather Brunskell-Evans.