Political femicide: Systematized State assassination of politically organised women

Last year, four of our friends who actively and politically supported women’s rights were murdered by government forces. Hevrin Xelef, Zehra, Hebun and Mother Emine are just a few of the cases of these political femicides that are common throughout the world. The aim of this dossier is to make visible the systematization of the killing of women activists by the states and their use to weaken the movements that …

Kongra Star: Lets struggle together! – Solidarity with the protests in Poland

As women of Rojava (NE Syria), and as women fighting, we send our support, strength and revolutionary greetings to all resistant women and people in Poland on these days of struggle for women’s freedom and rights! All over the world, women’s and feminist struggles are intensifying against the oppression and violence by the patriarchy which has lasted for 5000 years. This patriarchy, in its thousands of years of development, has …

Statistics about the committed violations and crimes in the operation “Spring of peace”.

During the invasion of the Turkish state in October 2019, which was conducted under the cynical name Operation Spring of Peace and resulted in the occupation of the northern Syrian regions of Serê Kaniyê and Girê Spî, numerous acts of violence and crimes were committed by Turkey and its allied militias. The following statistics provide an overview of the data collected to date on crimes committed by the Turkish state …

Kongra Star: “With the fighting spirit of our friends we continue our resistance!”

On the occasion of today’s World Kobane Day, the women’s movement Kongra Star publishes the following declaration, confirming the continuation of its resistance and struggle for a free and democratic society: Today marks the sixth anniversary of the International Day of Solidarity with Kobane, which embodied the spirit of resistance in the personality of Kurdish women in the world. On this occasion we recall all the martyrs who sacrificed their …

[Signature Campaign] Call for strengthening of solidarity among women against occupation and genocide!

On 9th October 2020 we as Kongra Star, women’s movement in Rojava, launched a campaign under the slogan “No to occupation and genocide, we will defend women and life,” with regard that the day of the campaign announcement coincides with the anniversary of the Turkish occupation and its factions on both Serê Kaniyê (Ras al-Ain) and Girê Spî‎ (Tel Abyad). It will continue until the ninth of January, the day …

“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 …