The Zurich Rojava Committee launches a book on the Rojava women’s revolution
The series of events organized by the Zurich Rojava Committee on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Rojava Revolution has been going on since April.
The August theme of the events held in Zurich was “Rojava and the Women’s Revolution”.
The event was organized by the Rojava Committee of Zurich, the Kurdish Women’s Assembly of Beritan and the FIST (Feminist, Internationalist and Solidarity Meeting), Nora and Amara, two internationalists, who participated in the campaign “Women Defend Rojava – Women Defend Rojava”, which is active in different countries.
Launch of the book “We know what we want”
Nora and Amara, who participated in the internationalist women’s delegation and visited Rojava in 2018, studied the self-organization of women in Rojava in the editorial group called ‘Zusammen Kämpfen (Struggle together) with 14 other women. After almost 6 months of work, the editorial group returned to Europe and the result of the interviews they did and their impressions is a book called “Wir wissen, was wir wollen – We know what we want”.
Amara and Nora presented the book and talked about the role of women in the Rojava revolution. They read excerpts from the book and talked about the development of the 10-year revolution process and the role of women in society.
In her presentation, Amara said that the revolution in Rojava, which started in 2012, is a common value for many people and must be protected, because women, who were ignored by society before the revolution, are now present in all aspects of life and are the catalyst and representative of revolution. Stating that this is an example and a hope not only for Rojava, Syria or the Middle East, but also for all women’s movements in the world, Amara also drew attention to the attacks of invasion and destruction of the Turkish state.
“We must defend Rojava”
Stating that the hope of Rojava’s revolution for the oppressed of the region and the world in a short period of 10 years has disturbed the colonial and oppressive powers in the world, Nora continued: “Today, more than ever, Rojava must be defended”.
The event, which commemorated Jiyan Tolhildan, Roj Xabur and Barîn Botan, who were killed in the Turkish state airstrike while returning from the Women’s Revolution Forum in Qamishlo on July 22, 2022, s continued with a question and answer session.
The events of the 10th anniversary of the Rojava Revolution will continue on September 24 in Zurich.