“It is in our hands. We must rise up and become Zehra, Emine, and Hebun.”

This text was written by an internationalist woman who came to Rojava and took part in the women’s revolution and the struggle for women’s liberation and a free life. During her stay in Kobane, the city of women’s resistance against the IS, she shares here her experiences and feelings related to the murder and femicide of the women’s movement activists Kongra Star – Zehra, Hebun and Emine, who were killed …

1st November – World Kobanê Day

On the occasion of November 1, World Kobane Day, we, as Women Defend Rojava, welcome and join the call of Riseup 4 Rojava for a week of action and solidarity, from the 1st to the 8th November. “Let’s express together our solidarity with the fighting people of Rojava and take to the streets on 1stNovember, the World Kobanê Day! From 2nd – 5th November, let us together highlight the struggles …

[Statement] From Imrali to Rojava, we will continue the resistance!

Today, October 9th 2020, marks 22 years since the beginning of the international conspiracy against Abdullah Öcalan, a conspiracy that on February 15 imprisoned the ideological leader of the Kurdish movement in order to end the resistance of a whole people, and it has kept him in prison until this day. However, ideas cannot be held within prison walls, and Ocalan’s ideas have continued to feed a movement for freedom …

[Statement] No to genocide and occupation! We will defend women and life!

The Turkish state has played the biggest role in prolonging the crisis since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, and its intervention has had a significant impact on the changing political and military developments on the ground. The aspiration for a new Ottoman Empire and the pursuit of their strategic interests on Syrian soil are obvious. As the situation developed, it became clear that the Turkish state was not only …

[Video 4] On the path of revolutionary women: Şehîd Dayka Emîne

English subtitles can be found below in the settings Thousands of women are killed every week. Millions face male violence every day. We are all targeted by the patriarchal mindset. And we are not going to stand still in the face of it – we are ready to defend ourselves and end femicide and the patriarchal mindset once and for all. In memory of our three friends who were murdered …

[Video 3] On the path of revolutionary women: Şehîd Hebûn Mele Xelîl

Thousands of women are killed every week. Millions face male violence every day. We are all targeted by the patriarchal mindset. And we are not going to stand still in the face of it – we are ready to defend ourselves and end femicide and the patriarchal mindset once and for all. In memory of our three friends who were murdered in a targeted drone attack of the fascist Turkish …

Internationalist solidarity with the indigenous comrades in Mexico

We, as women of Western Kurdistan and as women who struggle, write this statement in response to the call of our indigenous sisters and brothers in Mexico in the face of the attacks that indigenous communities are receiving from paramilitary groups and the impunity they enjoy due to the inaction of the Mexican State. These attacks hurt us as if they were also on us, because we recognize ourselves in …

Take a stand against those whose words, attitudes and policies pave the way for the occupation.

The women’s movement Kongra Star in Rojava condemns the visit of Necirvan Barzani in Ankara and the meeting with R.T. Erdogan last Friday. You can read the statement here. To the public and the Kurdish people: As you well know, we are currently in a delicate time. The Kurdish population in all four parts of Kurdistan is threatened by genocide. Colonialist and fascist states are doing everything in their power …