[jineoloji.org] JINWAR – village of free women – We in the 21st century, against the ignorance of the information and technology age, are building a free and ecological Women’s village. On these lands there are so many places and cultural sites build with the hard work of women, the village we will build will be the continuation of this deep cultural heritage. Every corner of the village, the name of each hilltop, each landmark will symbolise and remind us of our history and struggle. The hard work and the struggles of women will be displayed on every corner. We still have villages that are referred to with the name of women. The names, Gırêselma, Dayika Biharê, Xatûniyê, Gundê Heyatê, Gûndê Melekê, Xirbê Benat, Xiznê symbolise both women and life. We embarked on a journey with these names and we continue with the women comrades’ desire for success and search for a meaningful life. In this sense we carry forward our culture of hard work. For some, even just talking about rebuilding and development in the Middle East appears as a distant possibility. But, it is here and in all points of life, that rebuilding our homes is the most significant response to the destructive forces. Building a village through the perspective of women is an important step in the history of the women’s struggle for emancipation in Rojava. In light of the buildings we built that are standing strong in the face of history, our endeavour to build village during the pinnacle of our resistance is the love and loyalty we have for our history of resistance.
Rojava – Wikipedia – Rojava (/ˌroʊʒəˈvɑː/ ROH-zhə-VAH; Kurdish: [roʒɑˈvɑ] “the West”) is a de facto autonomous region originating in and consisting of three self-governing cantons in northern Syria, namely Afrin Canton, Jazira Canton and Kobanî Canton, as well as adjacent areas of northern Syria like Shahba region. The region gained its de facto autonomy as part of the ongoing Rojava conflict and the wider Syrian Civil War, establishing and gradually expanding a secular polity based on the democratic confederalism principles of democratic socialism, gender equality, and sustainability.
Also known as Syrian Kurdistan or Western Kurdistan (Kurdish: Rojavayê Kurdistanê), Rojava is regarded by Kurdish nationalists as one of the four parts of Greater Kurdistan, which also includes parts of southeastern Turkey (Northern Kurdistan), northern Iraq (Southern Kurdistan), and northwestern Iran (Eastern Kurdistan). However, Rojava is polyethnic and home to sizable ethnic Kurdish, Arab, Assyrian and Turkmen populations, with smaller communities of ethnic Armenians, Circassians and Chechens. This diversity is mirrored in its constitution, society and politics.
Since the Constitutional update in December of 2016, the official name of the polity governing throughout Rojava has been the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. While entertaining some foreign relations, the cantons within Rojava are not officially recognized as autonomous by the government of Syria or any international state or organization. For their part, supporters of its constitution consider their system a model for a federalized Syria as a whole.