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LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION: Women Take The Lead In Fighting ISIS In ‘Daughters Of Kobani’

By Mary Louise Kelly in NPR

So much of the news from Syria consists of sad stories of chaos, of brutality, of war. But a new book — while a story about Syria and about war — brings us a refreshing story of hope, of female courage, and of heroes.

The new book The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice is about an all-women militia facing off against ISIS. It’s about a group of women deciding go up against a group that raped and enslaved women.

Author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of Ashley’s War, spoke with NPR about her new book — a story about a fight for women’s equality. CLICK FOR MORE

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