Greetings to the Kongra Star Women’s Movement, Rojava

Auditorium full of Kurdish women

5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118, U.S. - -

October 14, 2020

Greetings to the 8th Congress of the Kongra Star Women’s Movement in Rojava:

Radical Women in the United States and Australia send support and admiration to our revolutionary sisters who are carrying out a historic movement against genocidal imperialism.
Our struggles are inseparable. In all four corners of the globe, poverty and war have had the greatest impact on women. The US and Australian governments encourage fascists and support tyrannical governments. As the Erdogan regime escalates violence in Rojava, the administrations in our countries seek to crush popular resistance led by many women.

As you say, "the Rojava revolution is a revolution of all the women of the world." Your courage against patriarchal capitalism is a beacon of light for feminists around the world. Radical Women will continue to defend Rojava.

We share your goal of freedom for all oppressed peoples and women of the world. Together we can create a socialist world where democracy prevails and workers benefit from the fruits of our labor. Together we can save the planet and ensure that all women, nations and cultures live in peace, harmony and respect.

Debbie Brennan, Radical Women, Australia
Helen Gilbert, Radical Women, United States


October 24, 2020

Dear friends and comrades from Radical Women,

On October 20th, we as Kongra Star successfully held our 8th congress under the slogan "With the struggling spirit of Hevrin and Zehra we will abolish occupation and guarantee the freedom of women.” In spite of all the difficulties and problems we are facing as women and especially as organized women, we continue our struggle with a strong will and hope. Our congress was also held with great enthusiasm and the spirit of resistance of our comrades throughout the world. We remembered all our comrades who sacrificed their lives in the struggle for freedom and reaffirmed our commitment to follow their footsteps and keep them alive in our struggle.

We lead the struggle for women's freedom, against capitalism, fascism and patriarchy here in Rojava and Northern and Eastern Syria. You are leading this struggle in the regions that you come from. At the same time, we can fight against the destructive, murderous and devastating male mentality and make the world once again a place of beauty, where women and all peoples can live free, democratic and equal. We have the power to do this; we have the power to raise our voices for those who have been silenced.

We will continue to resist. We know that we are not alone in our struggle. We know that we follow the footsteps of women resisters around the world, and their struggle is our heritage and is not separate from us.
Your message of greetings also made it clear that we have sisters all over the world and that our struggle is one. We have presented your message to our 8th congress. On behalf of all our comrades who were moved by your message, we thank you for your message.

JIN JIYAN AZADÎ [women life freedom]

Kongra Star Coordination