Annual review of Rojava Women’s Movement – “2020 was marked by the development of self-organisation”

Remziya Mohamed, spokesperson of Kongra Star women’s movement in Rojava, looks back and evaluates the year 2020, including the work that has been done and the political developments that have taken place. She talks about the increasing violence against women in the past year, how they as women’s movement faced it and how the works of Kongra Star has developed.

“We must prepare to protect Shengal and the Yezidi community”

We interviewed Maryam Mustafa Jando from the Coordination of the Yezidi Women Union about the current situation of the Yezidi community, especially in Shengal. In the following she explains: “Since the dawn of history, the original Yezidi Kurds have been playing a great role in society. They have been a source of culture for thousands of years. Despite of all the hardships and sufferings of Yezidi people, they haven’t abandoned …

100 reasons to prosecute Erdoğan for his feminicidal policies!

We see that all around the world the violence against women is increasing and find its extremist expression in the form of femicide. Especially women who fight for freedom, for a world without patriarchy and without war, who defend their land and society and who are at the forefront of these struggles, are target for the states. With the current signature campaign started by the Kurdish Women’s Movement in Europe …

[Video] From Jordan to the women’s revolution in Rojava – Life of Faryal

She found her way from South Jordan to Rojava – Faryal Raman Sleman came to Rojava because she was inspired by the women’s revolution. After her arrival, she joined the work of HPC-JIN, the Women’s Civil Defence Forces, and took her place in the revolution.In these interviews, her family and friends remember her as a very educated woman who gathered, with her social character, everyone around her. Her strength spread …

Let us make every day a day of struggle!

All over the world, women’s and feminist struggles are intensifying against the oppression and violence by patriarchy that has lasted for 5000 years. Everywhere women are rising up and joining together against the ever increasing patriarchal violence, the fascist attacks of the states that occupy and destroy our living spaces with their imperialist policies. In Northern and Eastern Syria, we see day by day how the fascist Turkish state with …

[Documentary] Blooming in the Desert – Three women in Raqqa rebuilding their future

Three women of Raqqa are ‘Blooming in the Desert’‘Blooming in the Desert’ is a short-documentary which tells the story of three women from Raqqa that after war and devastation are creating a new life in their home city. Raqqa is a city that has seen empires rise and fall over the centuries. Since its conquest by the Islamic State in 2013 the city of Raqqa has lived under a regime …

To all women struggling for democracy and freedom – Statement of Kongra Star for 25 November

For all the women who are struggling for democracy and freedom We respectfully remember the Mirabal sisters who were brutally murdered in the Dominican Republic on 25 November 1960 in the struggle against the Trujillo dictatorship. In the personalities of these women we see bravery, beauty, these women who became free from the authoritarian mindset of the man. They greatly resisted brutal attacks, slaughter, and destruction from many sides, and …

[Posters] With the spirit of these women we continue our revolution!

Each of this women is an important part of our revolution. They are symbols of the resistance of women who fight for freedom, for a world without patriarchy and war, defend their land and society. All of them were murdered by the Turkish army and its jihadist militias. The Turkish aggression is directed against the regions in North East Syria, where a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and grassroots democratic society has been …

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 …