Open letter to NGOs accredited to the UN

Since the 9th of October 2019 there have been continuous attacks of the Turkish state and the jihadist terror groups which they call their national army on the lands of North and East Syria. Before the occupation war started and since the very first days of the occupation war, many social groups worldwide expected an effective statement and position from the UN on this topic. Although there have been some …

Letter from a woman internationalist who fought in Serekaniye

English translation of a letter from an anarchist internationalist friend who fought in Serekaniye. In it, she gives a vibrant testimony about the Serekaniye fight and encourages us all to continue to stand up everywhere in the world: To my sisters and comrades I believe that it is now important that our voices from Rojava, from the heart of this struggle, are heard. A struggle for life, for a dignified …

[Video] A perspective on the war from Jinwar women’s village (Part 1)

Jinwar women’s village 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 Jinwar. Jinwar also holds …

Callout to all revolutionary and freedom seeking women for the 25th November

To all revolutionary and freedom-seeking women On the 25th of November 1960 the tyranny of the dictator Trujillo, a symbol of the systematized patriarchy, killed the Mirabal sisters. The dictatorship declared the Mirabal sisters an archenemy and killed them through a conspiracy. Their resistance and their murder increased the struggle against the fascist dictatorship. Six months after they were killed, the organized force of the people brought an end to …

[Women’s Voices] Women’s Delegation from South Kurdistan in North East Syria

Over the last few days, a delegation of 21 women from South Kurdistan (Iraq) has arrived in Rojava and been making their way around to support the women and the resistance of Rojava. They are formed of activists, academics, representatives of organisations and groups, and media professionals. Their number includes Dr. Wejdan Noureddine; the member of Rebak Women Organization, and Najiba Omer; the former co-chair of the Kurdistan Democratic Solution …

Women Defend Rojava Committees

Call for the Establishment of Women Defend Rojava (WDR) Platforms and Local Committees Outside Rojava We send our warmest greetings from Rojava to all of you who have been a part of the resistance and mobilisations to stop Turkey‘s occupation war against Rojava / North and East Syria. Millions of women and people in all parts of Kurdistan and all over the world have shown their solidarity with our struggle …

Letter from Rojava

I’ve been in North and East Syria for almost a year now.  I’ve been lucky enough to be able to stay here and work here, involved in the women’s movement.  That’s meant meeting a lot of different women from this part of the world. Arabic, Armenian, Kurdish, Syriac, Yezidi, and more.  Young women, mothers, fighters in the self defence forces. Women giving political analysis from their work in diplomacy, women …

[Women’s voices] Syriac woman of Til Temer area: “We have welcomed everyone, but there is no more space.”

In a village in Til Temir area, an Assyrian woman talks about how dozens of refugees from Serêkaniyê, Amûde and Dirbesiyê areas have arrived in her village. They have opened empty houses to them, houses that before belonged many of the Assyrian people who fled when ISIS attacked. The Assyrian population in Syria is declining due to the extremism of the ISIS gangs and the so called “Syrian National Army”.

Statement from Jinwar: Women’s struggle to defend liberated land

Since the 9th of October 2019 systematic attacks and attempts of genocide have continued against the Kurdish, Arab, Armenian and Syriac population of North and East Syria. This occupation is a direct attack on the democratic, social institutions and the democratic self-governance of the people. Those brutal attacks carried out by the Turkish army and jihadist proxy forces are taking place under the command of Turkish terrorist leader Erdogan. Turkey …