Pedagogy for Revolution: The Case of Rojava
Public meeting and discussion with author Janet Biehl who will talk about the new women’s science of “Jineology” and the revolutionary transformation of eduction. She has visited Rojava twice and will report on her recent visit. organised by Peace in Kurdistan Campaign and Roj Women
The meeting was chaired by Elif Sarican, Kurdish Student Union.
Since the summer of 2012, when a social and political revolution occurred in Rojava (western Kurdistan in Syria) and new self-governing institutions were set up based on the political model known as “democratic confederalism” the basic educational philosophy has been shifting to a new system emphasizing the whole person, the local production of knowledge, hands-on learning, critical thinking, and preparation for active social life. Moreover, the traditional production of knowledge in a masculine mentality that supports patriarchal society is being replaced by Jineoloji, or “women’s science.” This curriculum accords with the centrality of women to the Rojava Revolution, which has the goal of ensuring that women play an equal role to men in all institutions and organizations.
Doughty Street Chambers, London, 23.10.2015.