Tax just had to find out who they were - the revolutionary women of Rojava,
bearing arms against ISIS, building a new world...she had to find their story,
for herself, and in her new book, for us.
In ‘Queens of Syria’, ancient Greek tales
of loss and dislocation in conflict echo through to the contemporary realities
of Syrian women refugees, whose experiences of war and exile have often been ignored
Rojava is a fast moving, dynamic place
where things change by the minute. What are the material conditions which
support this woman-centred revolution ? Part 5 of 50.50's series Witnessing the revolution in Rojava, northern Syria.
In less than four years, the women’s umbrella organisation,
Kongira Star, has set up an autonomous, grassroots, democratic structure which
has resulted in shifting patriarchal mindsets and reversing gender
discriminatory laws. Part 3.
Lasting constitutional settlements require a divided political community to arrive at a shared vision of their common future, and for the general public to support this vision. This takes dialogue, deliberation and time.
Travelling in Rojava is to witness the ways in which the different commitments to the revolution present a
conundrum. How can one system satisfy the vast differences in human
aspirations? Part 2. Part 1.