Hasakah (Hesekê / Hesîçe / Al-Hasakah)

Al-Hasakah (Arabic: الحسكة‎, Kurdish: Hesîçe, Syriac: ܚܣܟܗ‎, translit. Ḥasake) also known as Al-Hasakeh, Al-Kasaka, or simply Hasakah, is in the Al-Hasakah Canton, in the Jazira Region of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria.

Hasakah is among the ten largest cities in Syria. It was recorded as having a population of 188,160 residents in the 2004 census. Its residents include an ethnically diverse population of Kurds, Arabs, Assyrians, and a smaller number of Armenians.

The Khabur River runs through Hasakah.

AANES opens spinning and weaving factory in Syria’s Hasakah

After years of stopping due to lack of equipment and damage in earlier times, when the militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) entered the outskirts of the city years ago, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANEs) opened the spinning and weaving factory in the city of Hasakah, northeast Syria, on Sunday after rehabilitating it.

“Women must defend women!”

Women Defend Rojava interviewed Naima Mehmud, co-chair of the Mala Jin (Women’s House) in the canton of Heseke. They talked with her about the work of Mala Jin and how it is influenced by the current Turkish state’s invasion and war and the recent Covid-19 pandemic.

Women’s Foundation works in every part of life

Syrian Free Women's Foundation works for women in every part of life. The foundation has recently begun to work for the education of women and children.

North Syria: Impact of water shortages caused by Turkey discussed in international forum

Delegates at an international forum in Hasekê have held discussions on the critical water shortage in the region caused mainly by Turkey's diversion of the water flow from the Euphrates in violation of a protocol dated 1987.

Recommendations of the International Water Forum in Hesekê

The International Water Forum in North and East Syria has concluded with a series of recommendations from the 300 delegates from inside and outside the country. The Turkish state is to be sued for using water as a weapon of war.

Agricultural Projects for Displaced Women from Serêkaniyê

Kongreya Star Women's Economy Committee has developed agricultural projects for the immigrant women from Serêkaniyê on 5,800 decares of agricultural land.

Explainer: Co-operatives in North and East Syria – developing a new economy

Currently, North and East Syria (NES) faces enormous economic difficulties: rampant inflation, a partial embargo, war and the draining of resources by occupying Turkish forces in Sere Kaniye, Tel Abyad and Afrin. In this crisis context, NES is developing an economic model which aims at self-sufficiency and sustainability. The economic program of the Autonomous Administration

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.

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,

Kurdish Women are Working the Land to Achieve Financial Independence

Women have come together to help each other find work.

Market to Secure Jobs for Women Brings Prices Down

The Women's Economy Committee in Amuda district opened a market for vegetables and foodstuffs to break the price and monopoly.

The Ecology of War

The ideology of the Kurdish liberation movement contemplates ecologism as one of its fundamental pillars. Even so, owing to nine years of war, barriers remain to its implementation.