“We had arrived that morning to attend the opening of the Raqqa Women’s Council. It is a council for and by women on streets where ISIS once bought and sold them, in a city held until last November by violent extremists who made the sexual enslavement of women central to their hall of horrors.”
Kongra Star, or the Star Congress, is the civilian women’s movement in Rojava. It fights patriarchal violence through legal and institutional change.
This booklet is a summary of the book titled “Introduction to Jineolojî”.
The 5000-year-old history of civilization is essentially the history of the enslavement of woman.
Emerging from the Kurdish movement, jineology places women at the center of the struggle against patriarchy, capitalism and the state.
The Rojava revolution provides a historic opportunity to put the communalist model of Democratic Confederalism into practice.
The all-female Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) manifest Democratic Confederalism in practice, not only in the battlefield, but in everyday life as well.
The leader of the most revolutionary women’s rights movement in the world talks about how her ideals have found a home in the middle of the war on ISIS.
“Statist, ruling hierarchical powers aim to eliminate the basis of society’s self-defense basis by applying violence and rendering the women as weak, passive and unable to think and create in various ways and means. This was the strategy of taking over the society.”
Who are the women of the YPJ? How was the YPJ formed? What does it fight for? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this short documentary by the YPG Press Office.