labor/economy

Wetha El Ceduh raises cattle for 40 years

Wetha El Ceduh is a woman, who has worked as a cattle breeder for 40 years to look after her children and family.

Perinaz weaves life behind her 15-year-old loom

Perinaz Çupan has woven rugs, prayer rugs behind her 15-year-old loom at home. She sells woven products to earn a livelihood. “I forget all problems when I weave rugs behind my loom,” she told us.

Projects for economic independence in Til Temir

The Economy Committee of NE Syria has developed many projects to empower women’s economy in Til Temir. The members of the committee visit villages to implement their projects. “Our aim is to develop an independent economy,” they say.

Women to realize wheat, tandoori projects this year

Kongra Star’s Women's Economy Committee continues to develop projects to empower women’s economy. Zehra Mihemed gave information about their works and told us that they will put their wheat and tandoori projects into effect in 2022.

Gölbaşı Women’s Cooperative founded in Sensur

Women have founded Gölbaşı Women’s Cooperative in Sensur province. Emine Köseler, the chair of the cooperative, says they want to encourage women to take part in the production, “Such cooperatives should be founded everywhere in the region.”

Women making stuffed mussels in Istanbul

Stuffed mussels sold on the streets of Istanbul are made by women, particularly Kurdish women, to earn a living. These women spend 12 hours a day making them. We spoke to Xecê Çivak, who is from Mardin province, and Didar Nahme, who is from the Dirbêsiyê city of Rojava, about their lives in ...

Amsha Al Munif spins wool into yarn using spindle

Spinning wool into yarn is one of the cultures of the nomads. After dyeing yarn, they use them to produce tents, bags, carpets, and rugs. Amsha Al Munif is one of the women preserving this culture in Deir ez-Zor.

Palestinian Developmental Women Studies Association supports women

Palestinian Developmental Women Studies Association (PDWSA), which was founded 15 years ago in Palestine to support Palestinian women, carried out many projects for women in 2021.

“Drought, embargo and siege affect farmers in NE Syria”

Nisrin Mihemed, the administrator of the Agriculture Committee in the Afrin region, says the ongoing drought, embargo, and siege affect farmers in NE Syria.

Women strengthen economy

Kongra Star Economy Committee Administrator Armanc Muhamed spoke to our agency about the economic projects led by women after the Revolution in Rojava.