A food manufacturing co-operative society called Yekbûn has been opened by some women in the Hilaliyah neighbourhood in Qamishlo. Yekbûn means “to be one”.
There are four women in the co-operative, and they make food in the house of one of the members. The women work with faith and spirit, relying on a communal way of life.
Sawsan Ali, a member of Yekbûn Co-operative Society, said, “Our stance here is a response to the violence that is being practised regularly against women. We will not allow a return to a time when it was normal for women’s rights to be breached, we will develop our co-operative through will power and serious work.”