Women’s lives around the world have been marked for too many years by violence, forced displacement, precariousness, and even murder. The violence against women is increasing year by year in all corners around the world. We can see this especially in the current situation of coronavirus pandemic where people are forced to stay at home, where home is not a safe place for everyone.
For years, women in North and East Syria have been organising themselves and working against patriarchal mentality and for a change of society. Especially after the women’s revolution in this region, violence against women has decreased.
But now we can see worldwide that in context of the coronavirus pandemic cases of domestic violence have increased and that in the current circumstances women are exposed to more situations of domestic violence.
In this moments we have to support each other.
In this two statements Evin Swed, spokeswoman of Kongra Star women’s movement in Rojava, and Nesir Ebeki, coordination of North and East Syrian women’s council of Tabqa, call out to organise together as women against the increasing patriarchal and domestic violence especially in context of the current corona virus pandemic. In the region of North and East Syria we can already see the effects and developments of the local revolution based on liberation of women.
“You’re not alone! We must overcome this difficulties together!”
We send strength and energy to all women around the world and call on everywhere to organise us together to confront the patriarchal violence.