[Women’s Voices] A perspective on the war from Jinwar women’s village (Part 3 – FINAL)

Rumet Heval in Jinwar (women’s village): Jinwar 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 a Jineoloji academy: the science of womens knowledge, the discipline of re-imagining knowledge and the sciences from an anti-patriarchal perspective, of redefining how, why, for what purpose and with what values knowledge is produced.

Rumet Heval, long time Jinwar resident and organiser, gave an interview to Women Defend Rojava from the village. In the first part, she looked at the situation of war relating to women. In the second, she continues her she talks about different ethnic groups working together, and the patriarchal mentalities that women have internalised. In this third and final installment, she continues her analysis and reflection on the current situation of Jinwar and the worldwide struggle of women. She talks about the effects of the patriarchal mentality on women, how women organize themselves together to fight against it and what role Jineoloji can take in this struggle.

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