Jiyan Restaurant

On April 17, 2021, The Women’s Committee in Afrin Region opened an all-women restaurant named “Jiyan” (Life) for women of Afrin who were forcibly displaced to Shehba due to the attacks and invasion by Turkey. Three women work in the Jiyan Restaurant from 8 am to 4 pm, serving a large variety of local dishes. These women are preserving the culture of Afrin with their meals. It is not clear yet whether this restaurant will be run as a co-operative.

“Jiyan Restaurant” provides job opportunities for women

Women are employed in Jiyan Restaurant, which was opened by the project of the Women's Committee in Shehba. Women working in Jiyan Restaurant, where mainly local dishes are served, are happy to achieve their economic freedom.