Women Work and Socialize at All-Women’s Market

The Women's Products Market opened by the Qamishlo Municipality is both a workplace and a space for women to socialize. Women working in the market read books written by female authors while drinking coffee or tea. Now, women have 14 stores in the market and they earn a living by selling their products.

Feminism in Syria May Be Under Threat, But Our Project Will Always Be an Inspiration

Everywhere in North and East Syria, women have shown their strength and capacity — in every role, from our highest government offices to farmers and members of economic cooperatives. Our co-leadership model provides an example of how women can recover from generations of oppression, claim our power, and become leaders and actors in our world. This model is in danger of being destroyed — by the Turkish occupation, by the Assad government, or by the Turkish-backed Syrian militias.

The Only Female Baker in Hani

Adalet Narin lives in the Hani district of Amed and she is the only female baker in the district. She makes bread and creates a social space for women in the district. She makes bread by giving shape the dough kneaded by women living in the district.

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.

How Turkey’s Anti-Kurdish Crackdowns Threaten Women Across the Middle East

This article analyzes women’s political representation in Kurdish-majority regions of Turkey before and after the 2019 crackdown on elected mayors from the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), as well as women’s political representation in the Syrian region of Serekaniye (Ras al-Ain) before and after Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring.

Co-Leadership Model of North and East Syria Means Women Lead at Highest Levels

How has North and East Syria achieved a higher rate of women’s participation in government than even countries like Germany, France, and the United States? Through the region’s co-leadership model, a policy of inclusion of women at the highest levels.

Women Rise from Adversity to Celebrate Women’s Movement in North and East Syria

Women from all parts of North and East Syria held events to celebrate International Women’s Day, March 8, 2021, despite economic hardship, military occupation, and instability. These events represent only a few of the hundreds of gatherings and commemorations that have occurred.

Risking Lives to Save Lives – three women who turn minefields into living spaces

Hesekê has long been liberated from ISIS terror, but the jihadists' mines and booby traps still lurk everywhere in the canton in northeastern Syria. Three women want to change that. Their vision: risking lives to save lives.

The Success of the Women’s Bakery Project in Şeddadê, North East Syria

Şeddadê District Women’s Economy Committee provides employment opportunities for women with economic difficulties, unemployed or trapped in the home, in the Al-Hasakah (Hesekê) canton of North East Syria. Developing new projects to integrate women into economical life, the committee also continues to support ongoing projects of women. The committee previously founded a bakery in the

​​​​​​​Kongra Star: 16 years of struggle to organize women

The Kongra Star has been struggling since 16 years, bringing about a qualitative shift in the reality of women in north and east Syria, motivating them to organize themselves, appreciate their energies, and serve their society.

Women’s Toil Eases Burdens of Economic Crisis

Despite the simple capabilities under the capitalist economy, and the constant attacks of the occupier on the regions of northeast and Syria, the economic toil of women has bore fruit to good results during 2020, as they played a leading role in easing the economic crisis that the region suffer from.

Handcraft Workshops in Qamishlo Ensure Economic Independence to Women

Handcraft workshops in Qamishlo offer economic support to women.