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 …

Kongra Star – The international conspiracy against Öcalan is an attack on all of us

The 23rd anniversary of the international conspiracy against Abdullah Öcalan, the international vanguard and leader of the Kurdish people, is approaching. The conspiracy that began after his departure from Syria on 9 October and ended with his arrest on 15 February 1999, when the Turkish secret service, with the support of the Gladio organisation, kidnapped him from the Kenyan capital Nairobi. With a long campaign of persecution by the Turkish …

[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 …