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Amineh Kakabaveh (born 6 December 1970)[2] is a Swedish Left Party politician of Iranian Kurdish descent.[3] She has been a member of the Parliament of Sweden since 2008.

Amineh Kakabaveh
Amineh Kakabaveh 1.jpg
Member of the Swedish Parliament
for Stockholm County
Assumed office
2008
Personal details
Born (1970-12-06) 6 December 1970 (age 46)
Bukan, Iran[1][2]
Political party Left Party
Video of Kakabaveh presenting herself.

Before fleeing to Sweden via Turkey, she was a member of Komalah. Before entering the parliament Kakabaveh was awarded a master's degree in social work at Stockholm University and worked as a social worker in Stockholm.[4] Inspired by the French movement Ni Putes Ni Soumises (Neither Whores nor Doormats) Kakabaveh in 2005 founded the feminist and antiracist organization Varken hora eller kuvad.[5] As a politician and opinion maker Kakabaveh has highlighted topics such as honour crimes, women's rights and secularism. Her autobiography Amineh – inte större än en kalasjnikov (Amineh – not bigger than a Kalashnikov) was released in 2016.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bozarslan, Mahmut; Bila, Sibel Utku (22 February 2016). "How one Kurdish woman went from child soldier to Swedish lawmaker". Al-Monitor. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Amineh, vänsterpolitiker med en tuff bakgrund flydde kriget som 14-åring" [Amineh, Left Party politician who fled the war at age 14]. Passagen. 7 July 2014. Archived from the original on 2 September 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Laying Kalashnikov to Rest, Amineh Kakabaveh fights on". Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Laying Kalashnikov to Rest, Amineh Kakabaveh Fights On". Retrieved 12 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Den feministiska och antirasistiska gräsrotsrörelsen". www.varkenhoraellerkuvad.se. Retrieved 12 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Amineh – inte större än en kalasjnikov : från peshmerga till riksdagsledamot - Ordfront förlag". ordfrontforlag.se. Retrieved 12 July 2017. 

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