Contribution of Women in Rojava Revolution

Proceedings of The 6th International Conference on Modern Approaches in Humanities and Social sciences

Year: 2023



Contribution of Women in Rojava Revolution

Sana Mohammed Hanif Shaikh




Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) also referred as Rojava is a region in North and East of Syria comprising three cantons namely Afrin, Euphrates and Jazira, that follows decentralized democracy in the middle eastern war-torn country. The administration of Rojava runs on commune system and women predominantly play crucial role in working of this system. Through this research paper I will try to elaborate the role played by women in liberating the country and thereafter protecting the sovereignty of the region. The study shall be divided in three parts. The first part will emphasize on the YPJ and their contribution in liberating the region from ISIS, the second part shall discuss the political administration of the region where women are co-chair in every position and in the final part, I shall discuss how the world can learn from this region and take gender equality in serious consideration.

keywords:  canton system, commune system, confedralism, decentralized democracy, female liberation, gender equality