Interview with a internationalist health worker in Northern and Eastern Syria

“How do you treat the nature, how people are treated, how our interior is treated, that is where the health debate starts.”

Jinwar: Inspiration for women everywhere in the world

Turkey’s war is directed at the achievements of women. Interview with the Council of Jinwar (Meclisa Jinwar).

Eyewitnesses to the Rojava revolution: women empowerment

The Rojava revolution is under attack. Debbie Bookchin and Emre Şahin share their thoughts on this unique revolutionary process after recently visiting the region.

Women Welcome Spring in Jinwar

In the women's village of Jinwar in northern Syria, the residents are preparing fields and gardens for the next growing season. In times of crisis it becomes clear how fundamental the possibility of self-sufficiency is.

Women Make Raqqa Green

Women are leading the campaign to make Raqqa green.
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Women Manage Projects in Rojava

The cultivation of vegetable project in Tirbespiyê area contributes in fulfilling part of the region's need for seasonal vegetables, in addition to securing jobs for women.

Women’s Village Jinwar Protects Itself Against the Pandemic

Residents of the women's village Jinwar protect themselves from Covid-19 with their own system of autonomy and self-sufficiency.

Documentary Tells the story of Jinwar, the Women’s Village in Syria

The documentary collective Şopdarên rojê ya çandê have made a short film about Jinwar, the free women's village in Rojava.

How North and East Syria’s Co-operatives and Autonomous Structures Handle a Pandemic

North and East Syria faces serious challenges in the fight against COVID-19. 600,000 IDPs and refugees live in camps across the region, their situation already precarious without a pandemic. Ongoing attacks by Turkish forces, Turkey-backed militias, and ISIS complicate the security situation and threaten essential civilian infrastructure like water lines. According to the Rojava Information Center,

“There is nothing which is healing more than freedom” – Şîfa Jin new healing center in Jinwar

Şîfa Jin is a health and healing center for women and children based on natural and modern medicine and has been a fundamental part of the village since the beginning of the construction of JINWAR.

HDP mayor faces terrorism charges over ‘planting green beans’

A court in Turkey’s southeastern Mardin province has pushed forward with terrorism charges against a dismissed mayor from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) over her municipality’s support for women’s cooperatives, which were planting green beans

Co-operatives Strengthen Women in Rojava

The Kurdish umbrella organisation Kongreya Star supports various cooperatives in Rojava in which women work autonomously and thus stand up for themselves and the community at the same time. There are now 16 new cooperatives in Cizîrê despite the war.