0n 23rd April 2011, Book Launch and Seminar was organised by Kurdish Studies and Student Organisation (KSSO) and Kurdish Association.
A summary of the book was presented by Dr. Choman Hardi.
This book examines Kurdish women’s experience of destruction, gassing, forced displacement, the disappearance of loved ones, and incarceration during the Anfal campaign.
It explores the survival strategies of these women in the aftermath of genocide. By bringing together and highlighting women’s own testimonies, Choman Hardi reconstructs the Anfal narrative in contrast to the current prevailing one which is highly politicised, simplified, and nationalistic. It also addresses women’s silences about sexual abuse and rape in a patriarchal society which holds them responsible for having been a victim of sexual violence.