Amineh Kakabaveh

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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)
Saqqez, Iran[1][2]
Political party Left Party
Video of Kakabaveh presenting herself.

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.

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 Kalsjnikov) was released in 2016.[6]

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