Women and Democracy: the Kurdish Question and Beyond.
Fadile Yildirim has been engaged in the struggle for the rights of the Kurdish people, specifically Kurdish women. Her activities for the Kurdish Women’s movement caused her to spend ten years in a Turkish prison. Fadile Yildirim is presently one of the driving forces of the Kurdish women’s movement. She spoke about the rights of Kurdish women, basing her position on the little-known radical feminist theories of Öcalan, amongst others. Abdullah Öcalan is the founder and leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party; he has been in prison in solitary confinement since 1999. The PKK was listed as a terrorist organization by both the EU and the USA in 2004.