Women’s power generator co-operative. The generator was bought a year ago and was stored in Al-Mahatta neighbourhood in Serekaniye. It has a capacity of 900 amperes and it sends electricity to 400 houses from 1-4pm, and then the national electricity is used from 4-9pm. The generator is used again from 9pm until 1am.
Shamsa Fahd Amin, a member of the co-operative, said that in the beginning they were seven participants, including one woman. “With time all the members of the co-operative have become women,” she said. “We are 11 women, we distribute the profit equally amongst ourselves, and now we don’t need men economically.”
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.
Eleven women have successfully formed a co-operative society by buying a power generator. These women were previously stripped from their natural right to work and were distanced from contributing to the communal economy, but thanks to the Rojava Revolution they have reinforced the women's economy and reinstated a role for women in their society.