Recently we have seen increasing violence against women and rising cases of femicide. At the same time, we can also observe the growing resistance to this patriarchal violence. Against this gender-based violence, violence against women and femicide we see self-defence as the answer to this. That is why we have made different interviews with women from North and East Syria, which means self-defence for them. In our first interview Yildiz Shiyar, a member of the YPJ – the Women’s Defense Units, gives us answers to the questions.
You can find more about the topic on our brochure Self-defence: the answer to gender based violence