Statement for the 25th of November

Statement to public opinion and the media: Under the slogan “Fight to end violence and occupation” we struggle in the spirit of “Hevrin Khalaf, Sosin Birhat, Hind, Saade, Deniz Poyraz, Leyla Agiri, Zahra Berkel and Kerima Lorena Tariman”. These women fought against the mentality of the patriarchal nation-state and sacrificed their lives in this struggle. The resistance of these women and their heroic struggle have become a model for us …

Working Brigades – work collectively and build communal life!

Dear Friends, you can register now for the first International Working Brigades that will make their way to Rojava from the 13th March until the 6th April 2022! Simply write us at [email protected], we are looking forward to hear from you.The registration will be open until the 31.12.2021. For more information check out the website. Working Brigades – „Join us, become a volunteer! Together we will defend Rojava,work collectively and …

Violence against women is violence against the whole society

We, the Kongra Star Women’s Movement in Rojava and Northern and Eastern Syria, are shocked by the cruel news of the murder of the four women activists in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan. So far, only the body of one of the four women has been identified. It is the civil rights activist Foruzan Safi, a young lecturer at Balkh University. We do not see this brutal killing …

Long live the resistance of Kobane!

Kongra Star welcomes the seventh anniversary of World Kobane Day on November 1. Seven yearsago, Kobane was surrounded and attacked by ISIS. The situation seemed hopeless, but the uniqueresistance of the people of Kobane, especially the women, made a huge impact.Another part of the resistance took place outside of Kobane, as people and democratic forces aroundthe world rose up to support the resistance. The heroic resistance of the YPJ and …

Occupation of Serekaniye and Gire Spi

On the 9th of October 2019, the Turkish state opened a war of occupation on the area from Serekaniye (Ras al-Ayn) to Gire Spi (Tal Abiad), in Northern and Eastern Syria. Now this area has been occupied by Turkey for almost two years. The attacks have not only been the reason for the fleeing of hundreds of thousands of people. At the same time, a place where there was democracy, …

Nûdem – Care and Support for People with Disabilities

Nûdem organisation We interviewed Cihan Reşîd an activist and spokesperson for the organisation ‘Nûdem – Care and Support for People with Disabilities’. Nûdem is an organisation that works for the self-determination of people with disabilities. The activist has a disability herself and has been fighting for a better life for people with disabilities for years. 1. Can you briefly introduce your organisation? What is the aim of the organisation? We …

Attacks on North and East Syria

Turkish violations and crimes have continued throughout its occupation of Jarablus, Al-Bab, Azaz and Afrin, to Serêkaniyê (Ras al-Ain) and Girê Spî (Tal Abyad). Near the anniversary of the October 2019 attacks on Serêkaniyê and Girê Spî, the Turkish state once again increased its attacks on North and East Syria. Kongra Star published a short brochure on the attacks that happened on North and East Syria in a two-week time.

Organized women’s power will destroy the mentality of the oppressors

The current situation in Afghanistan is a painful and worrying one for all struggling women and pro-democracy circles. The hegemonic system of world politics has given every possible help to the Taliban to break the will of the women and the people and to realize their interests expressed through their representatives, and as a result of this cooperation of the global capitalist forces, Afghanistan has been handed over to the …