[Dossier] They can’t break the free will of women – Political femicide of two local activists

In memory of our two friends Saada al-Hermas and Hind al-Khedr, who were murdered in a targeted attack by the Islamic State (ISIS) on 22 January 2021 in Shadade, Heseke, we publish this dossier. It sheds light on the role of the two women who worked as activists and members of the Auonomous Administration for the improvement of women’s and society’s living conditions as well as for the communal coexistence …

Let’s stand and fight together! – Interview with the 100 Reasons Campaign

Worldwide, we see the number of femicides continuing to rise in recent years. The targeted attacks against women in their various forms continue to increase and especially women who refuse to remain silent, raise their voices, organise and resist. Women who fight for their rights and freedom become direct targets of the attacks. Women like Hevrin Khalaf, Zehra Berkel, Hebun Xelil and Dayika Emine are being targeted for assassination by …

In memory of Karima Baloch and in the struggle against political femicide: let us together make 2021 the year of women’s revolution!

A month ago, Karima Baloch was murdered, who sacrificed her life for the freedom of Baloch people and women’s rights. In the resistance movements around the world and in the past, we see that women are always at the forefront of the different struggles, fighting for women’s rights and against capitalism and fascism. Women are the ones who mobilise society, who ensure the survival of culture and language by educating …

Three years after the occupation of Afrin

Three years after the attack and occupation of the Afrin region, whose people showed unprecedented resistance and responded to all forms of violence, from attacks with heavy weapons to bombing by the Turkish air force. This resistance, which extended from the border villages to the city centre, was characterised by the steadfastness of its resistance fighters and lasted 58 days, marked by the courageous struggle of those martyrs such as …

Our struggle continues: “No to occupation and genocide! We defend women and life!”

The women’s movement Kongra Star announces the continuation of the campaign “No to occupation and genocide! We defend women and life!”: Because human was created with the spirit of the women and because woman in her essence is the centre of the universe, she is the axis of nature, life and its continuity. She is the creator of a free and dignified life.Since the emergence of societies at a time …

16th anniversary of Kongra Star women’s movement Rojava

On the occasion of the 16th anniversary of the founding of our organization “Kongra Star”, we, as women of Rojava, send our congratulations and celebrations, from the heart of the revolution of freedom and peace, the democratic revolution led by women with love, sacrifice and devotion. We celebrate, full of pride and triumph, our leader Abdullah Öcalan, the comrade who paved the way and gifted us so much that we …

New report: Six years on Êzîdîs Face Renewed Threat of Elimination since October 2020

Due to the current political situation of the Êzîdîs in Sinjar (Shengal), MXDŞ – Democratic Self-Government Council of Sinjar publishes a current report. It states: This report addresses the current situation of the Êzîdîs, specifically their subjection to a renewed policy of annihilation (Erbil-Baghdad deal of October 9, 2020). The report begins with providing a general background on Êzîdîs and their history. This will be followed by an account of …

Kongra Star – With the spirit of Sakine, Fidan and Leyla we continue our struggle for women’s liberation

Eight years have passed since the massacre committed against the three female revolutionaries who lived the most wonderful heroic epics in the history of the struggle. We remember the comrades Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Dogan and Leyla Şaylemez on the memory of their martyrdom on the 9th, January 2013 in the French capital Paris by Turkish intelligence.Comrade Sakine Cansiz, known as the leading and revolutionary woman and a role model in …

In memory of the Kurdish activists and politicians Sêve Demir, Pakize Nayır and Fatma Uyar

Today, 4 January, we want to remember the three Kurdish women activists and politicians Sêve Demir, Pakize Nayır and Fatma Uyar, who dedicated their lives to the struggle for women’s liberation, according to the motto: ‘You don’t get freedom, you take it’. To this day, women are systematically and deliberately targeted by the Turkish state. With its misogynist policies, the AKP government mainly targets organised women who oppose and organise …