Sunday March 1, 2020,   7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Geneva time

Two hours of Q and A with a moderator to be followed by 30 minutes of Q & A with the facebook audience.


Livestream Socialist Feminist Panel: China, Russia, Turkey

Topics for discussion include struggles against capitalist authoritarianism, and imperialism, the state of women’s struggles (including the Me To movement) and gender relations (including LGBTQ) in each country. The state of political prisoners, and ideas for developing international solidarity against capitalism, sexism, racism and heterosexism.Two hours of Q and A with the moderator to be followed by 30 minutes of Q & A with the facebook audience.

Posted by Alliance of MENA Socialists on Sunday, March 1, 2020


Zoe Zhao: Sociology PhD student working on issues of gender, digital labor and transnational social movements. Having volunteered for several NGOs and social movement networks in China and the US, she hopes to contribute to contemporary transnational organizing via activist scholarship.

Anna Nizhnik: Associate Professor, Russian State University for the Humanities. Socialist feminist, publisher, activist. Specializes in Literary Gender Studies and Women’s History.

Ecehan Balta:  Holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, master’s degree and PhD in  Political Science. She has been an ecosocialist feminist activist for around 30 years.  She is a member of Baslangic (A Start) Collective founded after  the Gezi uprising in 2013 as a combination of movements from different political origins. She is also a member of Socialist Alternative, a Turkish section of ISA (International Socialist Alternative).


Fatemeh Masjedi:   Iranian academic historian and activist based in Berlin. Member of the Alliance of Middle Eastern and North African Socialists.  She was a political prisoner in Iran because of her women’s rights activities.