Houzan Mahmoud is a Kurdish women’s rights campaigner, and representative of the Organisations of Women's Freedom in Iraq. She was born in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1973 and currently residing in London.
Her articles were published in UK publications including The Independent and The Guardian, The Tribune, The Newstatsman and others.
Houzan led many campaigns internationally, including campaigns against the rape and abduction of women in Iraq, and against the imposition of Islamic sharia law in Kurdistan and Iraqi constitution. She led many other campaigns around the world against so called honour killings, and against violation of freedom of expression.
She has written many articles about the situation of women in Iraq, Kurdistan and Middle East, which have been translated into and published in many languages.