Syrian Women Come Together to Fight Oppression
June 28, 2017
October 6, 2016: The Committee of Diplomacy of Kongreya Star—a confederation of women’s organizations in Rojava, Syria—has released a 33-page report explaining how the Rojava Revolution has developed since it was founded in 2005. The group is focused on women protecting each other, resisting the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and building an egalitarian community in the middle of a war zone. The report provides an insight into how women in the region are playing a leading role in organizing all areas of life from education and economics to politics and international relations. See full story: The Women Leading a Social Revolution in Syria's Rojava (Newsweek)
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