Houzan Mahmoud is a women’s rights campaigner, public lecturer and co-founder of Culture Project, She has an MA in Gender Studies from SOAS-London University. She was born in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1973 and currently residing and working in London. Her articles were published in UK publications including The Independent and The Guardian, The Tribune, The New Statesman and others. Houzan led many campaigns internationally, including campaigns against the rape and abduction of women in Iraq, and against the imposition of Islamic sharia law in Kurdistan and Iraqi constitution. She led many other campaigns around the world against so called honour killings, and against violation of freedom of expression. She is winner of 2016 Emma Humphrey’s Memorial Award. Houzan is an Advisory Board member for The Global Centre for Advanced Studies journal, "Engaged Humanities" which will be published by Duke University Press.

Houzan will be involved in the following FiLiA session:
Sex and the Citadel: Gender, Sexuality and Religious Fundamentalism           (Sunday Morning)

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