Office of Humanitarian Affairs NE Syria: humanitarian situation in North and East Syria and problems with UN OCHA report

Since October 9th, with the beginning of the aggression on the areas of northern and eastern Syria; the features of the humanitarian crisis began to emerge and intensified with the increasing severity of aggression and violations. Education in 810 schools has been disrupted, resulting in 86,000 pupils being deprived of access to their schools. Health services have been damaged due to the direct targeting of hospitals and medical staff or …

Women of Rojava on Turkish Invasion: “We came first and we will be here long after”

Responding to a solidarity statement, published in The Guardian by leaders of social movements, communities and First Nations from around the world, including LaDonna Brave Bull Allard (Standing Rock), Eve Ensler (One Billion Rising), Stuart Basden (Extinction Rebellion) and Sabine Lichtenfels (Tamera), the women’s movement “Kongra Star” from North and East Syria issues an urgent call to defend the Rojava revolution. Beloved sisters, comrades, and allies, We send greetings and …

[Video] Revolutionaries of the world: Power, love and strength to the resistance in Rojava!

In this beautiful video, people around the world express solidarity with the resistance in Rojava. We are in the struggle for a women’s revolution! We get stronger every day. For all our videos, including Women’s Voices series, interviews and solidarity, visit our YouTube channel.

The magnitude of economic losses due to the Turkish invasion

Report of the Economy Committee of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria. From 9th October, 2019 until 5th November, 2019 Agriculture is the main pillar of the regional economy. Then Turkey attacked. The crops that were produced by the population have been looted. Attacks against the agriculture of the region have been carried out as a method of control. Losses as a consequence of Turkish attacks perpetrated in …

How Syrian women are resisting patriarchy, the nation-state and the Turkish invasion

Originally Rosel Jackson Stern, Gal-Dem Magazine 20th November 2019 http://gal-dem.com/how-syrian-women-are-resisting/ Out of the Syrian civil war, a revolution has flourished in a de-facto autonomous region north-east of the country: Rojava. The Kurdish nation has a long history of marginalisation from the states that occupy their homeland. Oppression of Kurds in Turkey dates back to the end of the Ottoman Empire and today, they are forbidden to speak their language and …

Women’s Council of Northern and Eastern Syria presents report on Turkish war crimes and list of demands

The Women’s Council of Northern and Eastern Syria has presented a report on the war crimes committed by NATO member Turkey and its Islamist allies in the ongoing invasion of Northern Syria in violation of international law. In it, they argue that the aggression committed is synonymous with genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. In the following we document the list of violations of human rights mentioned by them, …

[Video] A perspective on the war from Jinwar women’s village (Part 2)

Rumet Heval in Jinwar (women’s village): Jinwar is a project to build a free life, to find the future by walking there together, to change the world whilst living in the day to day. Crops are grown, bread is baked, children raised. And a new life carved out. Although due to the location of the village many more vulnerable residents have moved to other places, life still goes on in …

Rojava: the war on utopia

The Turkish invasion of the North of Syria threatens the most advanced experience of direct democracy and peaceful coexistence in the Near East. There are check points every few hundred meters on the road. The Aşayis – internal security forces – check the documentation of the passing cars. They are alert, particularly since dozens of members of Islamic State escaped the prisons and refugee camps, aided by the Turkish attacks …