Derbesiye‎ (Dirbêsiyê / Al-Darbasiyah)

Derbesiye, officially Al-Darbasiyah (Arabic: الدرباسية‎, Kurdish: Dirbêsiyê‎, Classical Syriac: ܕܪܒܐܣܝܐ‎) is part of the Al-Hasakah Canton in the Jazira Region of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. It lies on the Turkish border.

According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Darbasiyah had a population of 8,551 in the 2004 census. The majority of the residents are Kurds with a large Arab and a smaller Assyrian community.

Green Braids for Rojava

The Kesiyên Kesk project started in October 2020.

Agricultural projects support women in NE Syria

After the revolution in North and East Syria, women obtain their economic rights and achievements. Agricultural projects support women's economic empowerment.

Autonomous women’s economy built in Rojava

A model of women's economy is under construction in Rojava and northern and eastern Syria. Half of the agricultural land is now farmed by women's cooperatives.

Women’s economy projects grow in Rojava

Despite the embargo and attacks, grassroots democratic women's structures in Rojava continue to work on building a self-managed women's economy. This is intended to ensure self-sufficiency and empower women.

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.

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.

Through the Rojava Revolution, women have created an economic revolution

Armanc Mohammed, head of the Women’s Economy of North and East Syria, evaluated their work during the past year and discussed the projects that had been implemented and the economic level that women had reached in North and East Syria. Armanc said that women had begun a revolution in the economic field and given color to the year 2020 with their efforts.

Lavin Sewing Workshop Co-op in Rojava Provides 500 Medical Scrubs Daily for Free

In the context of the community initiatives undertaken by the people of northern and eastern Syria, “Lavin” sewing workshop produces 500 pieces of medical scrubs on a daily basis as an aid to doctors and hospitals.

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,

Health Works in the Rojava Revolution

Since the early years of the revolution, many internationalists and comrades from the region have given enormous efforts to improve this situation. For this reason, Lêgerîn Magazine talked with Xweza about the importance of medical work in the revolution.

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

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

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.

Jinwar Women’s village newsletter

Here in Jinwar – the women’s and children’s village in northeast Syria – life goes on. It is important that life goes on and does not stand still.

Demsal Project becomes hope for women

The “Demsal Project” is the most concrete form of women's labor in agriculture. In the beginning, four women worked on the project but now the number of women working on the project is 70.

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.

Kurdish Women are Working the Land to Achieve Financial Independence

Women have come together to help each other find work.

Women’s Economy Strengthened through Co-operatives in Cizire

Women's movement Kongreya Star is a motor for the development of women's cooperation and the economic independence of women in North and East Syria.

The Advance of Women’s Economic Projects and Co-operatives in Rojava’s Cizire Canton in 2016

The year 2016 was characterised by the advance of economic projects that aimed to improve the communal economy in Rojava, especially the projects that were connected to women.