“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.
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.
The stateless democracy in Rojava is the living result of the ideas of Democratic Confederalism, of women, life, and freedom.
“There is no difference between us and them, we are both women. What is really important now is women are having a role.”