Jinwar Women’s Village

JINWAR Free Women’s Village is an ecological women’s village in the heart of Rojava. The village is ecological because it is built by hand using traditional building methods out of kerpiç – straw and mud that is baked in frames in the sun to make bricks. The construction of the women’s village started on March 10th, 2017, right after the 8th March international women’s day celebrations, and opened its doors to the residents and workers on November 25th, 2018, the international day against violence against women.

Women and their children live in the village – some have escaped from abusive families, others have been widowed in the war, and others are there only because they wish to live a communal life with other women. The village has 30 homes, a school, a bakery, a natural health centre, an academy, and a small shop. It has a communal economy based on ecological agriculture and all projects are run collectively. Every woman who settles in the village can participate in the village council and help plan the village life. Jinwar women can collectively bake their bread in the bakery or cook and eat in the communal kitchen. Men visit and help with work in the village, but only women and children live there, and only women are allowed on the council.

You can stay in touch with Jinwar via their Facebook page.

 

Women build common life in Jinwar

Speaking about the Internation Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the women living in the village of Jinwar, an all-women village, said that women must struggle against all forms of violence.

“We don’t face male violence here,” says Zeynep Siri, who lives in Jinwar village

Zeynep Siri, one of the women who took shelter in the in Jinwar village due to the pressure and violence they faced, who has been living in the village for four years. “I have been realizing my dreams in the village. Women should stand against the slavery to free themselves. They should defend their rights,” she said.

Life goes on in Jinwar despite the war

War is raging in the autonomous region of northern and eastern Syria, and Turkish bombs have also hit near Jinwar. Nevertheless, life goes on in the women's village.

Jinwar, the centre of communal life

Rûken Rojda, a member of the Jineology Academy, said that the communal system is implemented in the village of Jinwar, the women’s village.

Spring is unstoppable! – 10 Years of Rojava Revolution

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