LDN Talks: Revolution in Iran - Girl With a Gun @ Number 177 Bar & Kitchen, London [14 November]

LDN Talks: Revolution in Iran - Girl With a Gun

19:00 - 21:30

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Number 177 Bar & Kitchen
177 Hoxton Street, N1 6PJ London, United Kingdom
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Venue: Number 177 Bar & Kitchen, Hoxton
Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

Aged just seventeen, Diana Nammi joined the now famed peshmerga fighting force to defend her community when Kurdistan was attacked by the new Islamic regime in 1979. Born in Kurdistan, Iran in 1964, Diana had played an active part in the Iranian Revolution to oust the hated Shah before the revolution was hijacked by the Islamists.

This fascinating interview details her part in the Iranian revolution, her twelve years on the frontline and her fight to champion women’s rights.

With her closest friends being executed one by one by the Islamic regime, and herself on the hit list, Diana fled with her young daughter to the UK. After her British translator was murdered in a so-called ‘honour’-killing in Iraq and UK police failed to act, Diana set up IKWRO, the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation, to campaign against so-called ‘honour’ based violence. Part two of this interview will cover Diana’s work to get honour-based violence recognised and prosecuted in the British judicial system.

Diana Nammi has been at the forefront of the battle to get ‘honour’ based crimes understood and prosecuted in the UK. She founded the Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation (IKWRO) in 2002.

She is a sought-after expert on honour-based violence and speaks all over the world on the issue of women’s rights and equality including at the European Parliament, in Westminster and on broadcast media, including the BBC and as a TEDx speaker. She has appeared in the following documentaries: Banaz, A Love Story (2012); Saudi Arabia, Uncovered (2012).

In 2012, Diana was named in a list of 150 women who shake the world by Newsweek and The Daily Beast. In 2014, she received the Special Jury Women on the Move Award from UNHCR and was recognised as one of BBC's 100 Women. In 2015, she won the Women of Courage Award from the Women's Refugee Commission in New York. In 2016, she received an honorary doctorate from Essex University.

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Diana Nammi is being interviewed by award-winning writer Karen Attwood. The pair are currently working on the story of Diana’s life — Girl With A Gun: A Teenage Freedom Fighter in Iran which is being published by Unbound.

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