The Region: Against all conservatism, the women’s struggle flourishes in Manbij

In August, 2016, Manbij was liberated from Daesh after three years of terror. Though the region is still under threat from both Turkey and jihadis, Manbij women—70% Arab, 20% Kurdish, and the rest Turkmen and Circassian—are now joining the local self-government, working outside the home, and learning to resist the old stories about their own inferiority. Needless to say, their steps forward are meeting opposition from tribal leaders, fundamentalists, and husbands. A special women’s police force and court deals with domestic violence.
 
 
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