[Video 2] On the path of revolutionary women: Şehîd Zehra Berkel

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 …

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 …

Special warfare as an instrument of domination and oppression

Analysis on special warfare especially in the context of occupation and war against Northern and Eastern Syria, written by Ruken Ahmed, member of Diplomatic Relations of Kongra Star. Special warfare is known to be an instrument of domination and oppression, waged on society, against all forms of struggle and resistance of the people, until society and people surrender and are without their own free will. It’s goal is to transform …

[Video 1] On the path of revolutionary women: Şehîd Zehra, Hebûn and Emîne – Triple femicide in Kobane

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 …

“The Turkish state is trying to destroy the fraternity of the peoples through its policies.”

Statement by Remziya Mihemed, member of Kongra Star women’s movement in Rojava, on the attacks on Kurdish workers in Turkey: The fascist and brutal attacks and events in Northern Kurdistan and Turkey against the Kurdish population are increasing more and more. We see this clearly in the recent attacks in the city of Sakarya, where Turkish landowners brutally attacked Kurdish seasonal workers who had come from Mardin to work for …

Report: Increasing Violence in Occupied Afrin

Statistics from the month of August after two and a half years of Turkish Occupation Two and a half years after Turkey and its jihadist allies invaded the predominantly Kurdish region of Afrin in northwestern Syria, excessive violence, looting and expulsions continue to occur in the formerly self-governing canton. There are almost daily reports of kidnappings, arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and murder in the occupied territories. The cases are increasing …

Interview on the Kongra Star campaign “She did not kill herself, you killed her”

Kongra Star from the Euphrates region and Sara organization, who work for ending violence against women, started a campaign last august named “She didn’t kill herself, you killed her” to create awareness about women’s suicide and the reasons underpinning them. We spoke with Rewșen Haçim, member of the coordination of Kongra Star, about this topic. What is this campaign about? This campaing is about women’s suicides, after lots of situations …

Kongra Star declaration for the World Peace Day

On the occasion of September 1, World Peace Day, the women’s movement in Rojava Kongra Star has published a statement. Declaration for the World Peace Day The day on which we celebrate the International Day of Peace is very important for our struggle for freedom. It is an important day on which we turn to all the peoples of the world, and especially to women, to celebrate this day together. …

Brochure: “Women’s resistance in North and East Syria” now in Russian! – Женское сопротивление в Северной и Восточной Сирии

New Women Defend Rojava publication in Russian language. Now our brochure “Women’s resistance in North and East Syria” is also available in Russian language, in which women from North and East Syria tell their own story of resistance. Read it here or download: Новая публикация на русском языке от “Женщины в защиту Рожавы”. Женщины Северной и Восточной Сирии рассказывают свои истории сопротивления. Прочитать или скачать можно здесь: