Hîlala Zêrîn, against cultural genocide

The cultural movement Hîlala Zêrîn in Northern and Eastern Syria is a movement of women created to preserve their cultures and for cultural self-defense against the patriarchy.

Decentralized self-government as a model in Northern and Eastern Syria

The deputy co-chair of the ecological and municipal Autonomous Administration, Bêrîvan Omer, explains that the process of raising awareness and democratization is still progressing slowly in Rojava.

Jineology is Everywhere

"Jineology organizes itself on the basis of many issues such as politics, economy, diplomacy and education. Through the communes, assembly, university, and media, we were able to reach out to women," says North-East Syria Jineology Spokesperson Hena Davud.

Ecology Discussions and Practices in the Kurdish Freedom Struggle

Ecology is one of the three pillars of the paradigm of Democratic Confederalism, the political-theoretical concept of the Kurdish Freedom Movement. Besides democracy and gender liberation, ecology has been mentioned explicitly as a dimension in this concept since 2005. However to date, ecology is less discussed and practiced than the two other pillars.

Building Local Networks: Lessons from a Syrian Information Centre

Our media model seeks to deepen orientalising media accounts which reduce NES to a war-torn desert, voiceless, understandable only through casualty figures and refugee movement statistics. If a journalist wants to cover foreign ISIS-linked women, we suggest they speak to Yezidi victims too: if they want to cover the female fighters of YPJ, we suggest a supplementary interview with women at the center of NES’ political system.

“How we built Jinwar” – The Free Woman’s Village in Rojava

Jinwar is a village made by women for women in Rojava.

Building Bridges with the Global Media: Lessons from a Syrian Information Center

RIC does not act as an editorial outlet, instead serving as a bridge or conduit to connect journalists with sources on the ground to conduct their own research — regardless of how supportive, critical or indifferent the reporter in question might be of the NES political project. This objective and professional approach has been critical in assuaging any fears journalists may have had over RIC’s legitimacy, and rapidly building the center’s credibility.

Rojava Film Commune: 7 years reflecting the Rojava Revolution

Despite the attacks, the Rojava Film Commune has produced many films since 2015. The Commune is constantly working to become the language of the Rojava Revolution.

Together we defend the revolution in Rojava – The defense and liberation of Afrin is the defense of the women’s revolution

Four years ago thousands of people around the world took to the streets, their hearts with Afrin, loudly expressing their opposition to Turkey’s illegal war.

Anticapitalist Economy in Rojava: The Contradictions of the Revolution in The Kurdish Struggle (Abstract)

This book looks into the anticapitalist economy and the organization of social relations in the context of the revolution and autonomy of Rojava (Kurdistan-Syria); it questions both the limitations and the historical problems of the phenomenon of Revolution as such, and the conflicts and contradictions that have emerged in this process.

Anticapitalist Economy in Rojava: The Contradictions of the Revolution in The Kurdish Struggle (Intro)

This thesis looks into the anticapitalist economy and the organization of social relations in the context of the revolution and autonomy of Rojava (Kurdistan-Syria); it questions both the limitations and the historical problems of the phenomenon of Revolution as such, and the conflicts and contradictions that have emerged in this process. This work also feeds off the conflicts and contradictions I have constantly felt as a “political subject” who wants to change the world, especially through my experience in the Kurdish struggle and the Kurdish Movement. For this reason, every question I ask and try to answer in this thesis—given that it refers to a certain extent to the Kurds, Rojava, and the world in general—involves my own subjectivity.

Women are leading- The result of decades of heroic resistance and struggle by women’s movements

In this text, Women Defend Rojava shows the latest developments in North- and East Syria.