Kongra Star International Womens Day Statement

“We as Kongra Star, celebrate the International Women’s Day under the slogan “Our Struggle is the Heart of Women’s Revolution” as a day for women’s liberation from the clutches of pain, inequality and injustice. With the women’s strike and sit-in in New York on March 8, 1857, and the demand for equal pay, women took the first steps to demand the right to justice and equality. They resisted patriarchal and …

Free West Papua: statment of solidarity with the resistance of the people

The women’s movement Kongra Star in Rojava and North and East Syria have written a statment in solidarity with West Papua. To the people of West Papua With this message, we, the women’s movement “Kongra Star” from Rojava and North-East Syria, express our support for the people of West Papua who are struggling against colonial rule and oppression. Although people in West Papua disappear, flee, are tortured, are subjected to …

The 21st century is the century of women’s revolution

March 8 has been celebrated worldwide for more than a century as International Women’s Struggle Day. On this day, women raise louder than ever and united their demand for freedom and the struggle for their rights. This day proclaims to the whole world that women fight and resist not just one day, but every day and in every moment of life. In addition to the struggle for women’s rights and …

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 …

[Video 4] On the path of revolutionary women: Şehîd Dayka Emîne

English subtitles can be found below in the settings 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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

[Videos] What is Women’s Freedom?

For International Women’s Day 2020, we asked internationalist women in North and East Syria: What is Women’s Freedom? This question is integral to the search that’s brought women from all over the world to the Rojava revolution. The act of asking is already a step on the road. We soon discovered the answers are diverse and deep, and everyone’s complemented the others to create something beautiful. One of the vanguards …