|Member of the Swedish Parliament|
for Stockholm Municipality
|Assumed office |
|Born||6 December 1970|
|Political party||Left Party (2008–2019)|
Before fleeing to Sweden, via Turkey, she was a member of Komalah and a Peshmerga fighter. 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. 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. As a politician and opinion maker, Kakabaveh is involved with topics such as honour crimes, women's rights and secularism. Her work has made her a controversial person within Swedish politics and her own Left party, but she has also received the title of "Swede of the year" as awarded by Fokus magazine. Her autobiography Amineh – inte större än en kalasjnikov ("Amineh – not bigger than a Kalashnikov") was published in 2016, detailing her time with the Peshmerga.
In August 2019 she was expelled from the Left Party as a result of a prolonged conflict with the party leadership.
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