Tag Archive: Houzan Mahmoud

Apr 12

Houzan Mahmoud wins Emma Humphry’s Memorial Prize Award

On the 6th of April in a ceremony hosted at the Garden Court Chambers, Houzan Mahmoud, co-founder of Culture Project, won the Emma Humphrey’s Memorial Award. The awarded is presented to an individual woman who has, through writing or campaigning, raised awareness of violence against women and children. Emma Humphrey’s was a writer, campaigner and …

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Mar 25

Recognition of Houzan Mahmoud and Culture Project’s campaigning for Secularism

Following nominations from members and supporters, the elected council of the National Secular Society selected six people on a shortlist for the Irwin Prize for Secularist of the Year. The National secular society is an organisation with almost 150 years of campaigning and reform for secularism and challenging religious privileges in the UK. For the …

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Jan 27

The Populism of the Women’s March in the US

By Houzan Mahmoud In light of Donald Trump’s controversial inauguration as 45th president of the US, women recently organised themselves into a series of marches in order to show their power and political will. As many of us feminists know, institutionalised sexism, patriarchy, warmongering, racism and class division have finally come to the fore and …

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Dec 21

Culture Projects cofounder Houzan Mahmoud in various activities

Sulaymani 23-25th September 2016  On an invitation by Dabiran Platfomr a secular Organisation based in Kurdistan, Houzan Mahmoud gave a talk at the largest secular conference in the city of Sulaymania. The conference took three days, and various important issues were discussed in relation to secularisation, women’s rights, the constitution, and the education system. Houzan …

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Dec 11

Call for papers: Gendering the Kurdish Diaspora

CfP Kurdish Migration Conference panel ‘Gendering the Kurdish Diaspora’, abstract (300 words) by the 1st March Gendering the Kurdish Diaspora Panel Convenor:  Houzan Mahmoud The Kurdish diaspora is considered one of the largest stateless peoples of its kind in the world. It is made up of successive waves of displacement and varied experiences both at …

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Nov 05

Mosul And The Plight Of Women

Houzan Mahmoud For the past two years since the taking over of Mosul by ISIS terrorists, people in the region have been anticipating the recapture of Mosul from the Islamic State. To see this city and the entire region cleared from ISIS is what we all want. The grim reality and the aftermath of this …

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Sep 10

Why Culture Project?

By Houzan Mahmoud I NEEDED to do this. After many years as an activist, it felt like it was finally the right time to co-found this initiative, a project that has the potential to lift feminist and gender consciousness, to really challenge the male-dominated culture in Kurdistan and the Kurdish diaspora. It felt like just …

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