They can’t ban internationalism – Solidarity with María!

“It is our duty to fight for our freedom.It is our duty to win.We must love each other and support each other.We have nothing to lose but our chains.“ (Assata Shakur) Internationalist María was forced to leave Germany due to her political activism in solidarity with the Kurdish freedom movement. In addition, she was banned from entering and leaving the country for 20 years.We are sad and angry that María …

Call for women’s solidarity with women in North an East Syria.

To UN Women: We, Kongra Star, the women’s confederation in Rojava and North and East Syria, greet the members of the UN Women organization. The 25th November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, women around the world will organise and raise attention and denounced all forms of violence women suffer in their life. As women of NE Syria, we are concerned about the situation of womenin a …

Remembering means struggling – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On 25 November, women all over the world stand up against patriarchal violence and oppression, because this day has become a symbol of women’s struggle for freedom. 25 November is dedicated to the Mirabal sisters who fought against the Dominican dictatorship. For this reason, they were murdered on 25 November 1960 by the Dominican dictator’s secret service. They were pioneers and an inspiration to many women around the world who …

Underage marriage

Underage marriage is a social problem that still exists in many regions of the world. This problem, which stemsfrom a patriarchal mentality, must be overcome, as it has many negative consequences forwomen and society as a whole. This report puts a focus on the reasons and theimpact of underage marriage on young women and society.

Statement for the 25th of November

Statement to public opinion and the media: Under the slogan “Fight to end violence and occupation” we struggle in the spirit of “Hevrin Khalaf, Sosin Birhat, Hind, Saade, Deniz Poyraz, Leyla Agiri, Zahra Berkel and Kerima Lorena Tariman”. These women fought against the mentality of the patriarchal nation-state and sacrificed their lives in this struggle. The resistance of these women and their heroic struggle have become a model for us …

Working Brigades – work collectively and build communal life!

Dear Friends, you can register now for the first International Working Brigades that will make their way to Rojava from the 13th March until the 6th April 2022! Simply write us at [email protected], we are looking forward to hear from you.The registration will be open until the 31.12.2021. For more information check out the website. Working Brigades – „Join us, become a volunteer! Together we will defend Rojava,work collectively and …

Violence against women is violence against the whole society

We, the Kongra Star Women’s Movement in Rojava and Northern and Eastern Syria, are shocked by the cruel news of the murder of the four women activists in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan. So far, only the body of one of the four women has been identified. It is the civil rights activist Foruzan Safi, a young lecturer at Balkh University. We do not see this brutal killing …

Long live the resistance of Kobane!

Kongra Star welcomes the seventh anniversary of World Kobane Day on November 1. Seven yearsago, Kobane was surrounded and attacked by ISIS. The situation seemed hopeless, but the uniqueresistance of the people of Kobane, especially the women, made a huge impact.Another part of the resistance took place outside of Kobane, as people and democratic forces aroundthe world rose up to support the resistance. The heroic resistance of the YPJ and …