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Feminism part of curriculum in Democratic Federation of Northern Syria

by Futures Centre, Jan 15
1 minute read

Education under the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, a semi-autonomous region established by Syrian Kurds – with the support of the US military to help fight ISIS, emphasises the equal rights of students of different ethnicities by preparing curricula in Kurdish, Arabic and Syriac languages. 

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In September 2018, the  Training Committee in Democratic Society introduced into the curriculum ‘Jineology’: the science of women – from the Kurdish word ‘jin’ for ‘woman’ or ‘life’, and the Greek word ‘logos’ for ‘reason’. 


The curriculum for the first grade is composed of four sections: gender, the nature of women, the identity of women in society, and the liberalization of sexual discrimination in society.




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