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  • More than a seat: Co-Presidency-1 

    The co-presidential system, which is based on the equal representation of women and men against the monistic system, is spreading to all spheres of life under the leadership of Kurdish women.

  • Femicides in Turkey from March 2021 to March 2022 

    277 women were killed in Turkey in a year. They were killed in their homes, supposedly their safest spaces, by their intimate partners or other family members...

  • Strengthening resistance of women from Clara Zetkin to Arin Mirkan -4 

    Mother of Avaşin Kesra: I planted a flower in Afrin on March 8 Avaşin Kesra was born on New Year's Eve; she lost her life on March 8, International Women’s Day during the occupation of Afrin. She was sent off on her last journey on March 12, the anniversary of the Qamishlo Uprising. “I planted a flower in Afrin on March 8,” her mother Suad Süleyman said, referring to her daughter Avaşin Kesra. “Avaşin was born to make history and leave that history to those who are alive,” she said.

  • Strengthening resistance of women from Clara Zetkin to Arin Mirkan -3 

    Women will take to the streets with their traditional clothes Women in the cities of NE Syria have made preparation for International Women’s Day on March 8 with great enthusiasm. They began to sew their traditional clothes a month ago to wear them on their day. Kurdish, Yazidi, Arab, Armenian and Christian women will attend the activities and events by wearing their traditional clothes.

  • Strengthening resistance of women from Clara Zetkin to Arin Mirkan -2 

    Leyla Gulo: We built the women's revolution with a great struggle Leyla Gulo is one of the witnesses of the International Women's Day celebrations spreading from houses to the streets in NE Syria. “Women, who didn’t dare to go out, broke their chains and led to the revolution in Rojava. Today, they have taken part in many institutions and organizations by protecting their revolution. When YPJ was formed, I cried with joy as a mother,” she said.

  • Strengthening resistance of women from Clara Zetkin to Arin Mirkan -1 

    Women’s resistance spreading from a house to the streets While women have turned their anger into resistance on the streets since March 8, 1857, women in NE Syria have become a hope for women all around the world with their historical resistance. They began to celebrate March 8 in a house under the pressure of the Baathist regime but since the revolution in Rojava, they have taken to the streets to celebrate their day. While the women of Rojava have been empowering their organizations with the struggle they have waged from past to present, they have been strengthening women's resistance from past to today, from Clara Zetkin to Arin Mirkan.

  • Impact of global crises on women-2 

    Female labor force participation rate remains low in Egypt The crises have affected almost all the countries of the world, particularly Egypt. Although there is an increase in female employment in some sectors in Egypt, the female labor force participation rate still remains low in Egypt.

  • Impact of global crises on women-1 

    Women are most affected by global crises. Violence against women and inequality prevent them from participating in the labor force.

  • Education in mother language saves communities from extinction-3 

    Pioneer of the mother language revolution: Xaliya Ehmed Xaliya Ehmed, who learned to read and write in her mother language despite all the oppression and prohibitions during the rule of the Baathist regime, realized her dream by getting her teaching certificate after the revolution. She calls on mothers to “Teach children their mother language.”

  • Education in mother language saves communities from extinction-2 

    “Our aim is to build a democratic society” Teacher Ala Dawud stated that they educate students according to the Democratic Nation system in NE Syria while NE Syria University Co-Chair Rohan Mustafa noted that they aim to build a democratic society through education.

  • Education in mother language saves communities from extinction 

    After the Revolution in Rojava, the education system in NE Syria has been fundamentally changed. Mother language has been officially taught in all schools based on the principle of a democratic nation that protects the rights of all nations. Children are educated in their mother language and this saves communities in NE Syria from extinction and protects their cultural, artistic and historical heritage.

  • Jineology: Knowledge, experience, and science of women- 6 

    Works of Jineology in the regions of NE Syria Members of Jineology, who have carried out works in NE Syria, emphasized that Jineology opens women’s eyes, “Women should put Jineology in the center of their lives.”

  • Jineology: Knowledge, experience, and science of women- 5 

    “Jineology itself is the community education” “Women form the core of society, and society builds itself around women. For this reason, Jineology first focuses on the education of women,”Gulistan Osman, a member of the Jineology Education and Research Center in the Qamishlo Canton, said.

  • Jineology: Knowledge, experience, and science of women- 4 

    “Jineology aims to heal the wounds of society with its research” “The purpose of opening the Jineology research center is to interpret the situation of women and to find solutions to the problems of our society,” Nur Hawıl, a member of the Jineology Education and Research Center in Cizîr Region, said.

  • Jineology: Knowledge, experience, and science of women-3 

    Nûjîn Derya: Jinwar is the place of women’s management “The first thing that people think about Jinwar is the communal life, the free-equal life,” Nûjin Derya, member of Jineology Academy and one of the founders of Jinwar (women’s village) village, said.

  • Jineology: Knowledge, experience, and science of women-2 

    Dicle Kulilk: Faculty of Jineology is the success of all women Faculty of Jineology was established at Rojava University in 2017, Dicle Kulilk, academic, and spokesperson of the Faculty of Jineology, says that the establishment of the faculty is the second revolution after the Revolution in Rojava.

  • Jineology: Knowledge, experience, and science of women-1 

    Jineology literally means “women’s science or the science of women”. The word derives from jin, woman in Kurdish. Jineology is a critique of the approaches of positivist social sciences, which uphold the structures of states, patriarchy, and capital. Jineology is also defined as the “science of life” and “the science that reveals the knowledge structures based on democratic modernity.” With Jineology, women discover their knowledge and experience, and rewrite history while researching the history of women. In the first article of our article series, we give information about Jineology works in Northern and Eastern Syria.

  • Another face of violence against women: Second wife-2 

    We spoke to lawyers and human rights defenders about polygamous marriages, which have increased recently in Urfa and caused the brutal murder of two women. They told us that women have faced serious rights violations in the city. Lawyer Canan Beritan Gökkan, a member of the Urfa Bar Association’s Refugee Commission, said that refugee women are driven into polygamous marriages due to economic concerns.

  • Another face of violence against women: Second wife-1 

    “Preventive measures should be taken” Syrian refugee women face many problems such as poverty, sexual harassment, and male violence in places they take shelter. In the last months ago, Amara Dawladlı (13) and Selva El Hinedi (25) were killed in Urfa for not accepting to be the second wife. Sociologist Ruken Ergüneş drew attention to the problems faced by refugee women and said that preventive measures should be taken to protect women and girls from being second wives and early marriage.

  • Women rebuild life with "hope" in Kobanî- 2 

    “All methods of warfare have been failed” Hevin Miho, a member of the Kobanî Social Area Organization, stated that women are targeted because they organize in every part of life. “We failed all methods of warfare,” she said. “We will protect Kobanî to the end,” 70-year-old Nayle El-Oso told NuJINHA.