Nûdem Market

A small convenience store owned and operated by a Kongra Star women’s co-operative in Girkê Legê, selling snacks and basic food and necessities.

Emre Şahin visited them in late June 2019 and said, “The three women I met and interviewed there carried themselves with self-confidence and determination, like most women living in Rojava. As my interviewees put it elegantly, their decision to name their shop “Nûdem” (“New Time”) in a town where commerce is dominated by men, reflects the revolutionary changes in gender dynamics that are taking place in the region.”

The Water for Rojava Delegation also visited the shop in 2022.

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