Forum on Women's Revolution in the Middle East kicks off in Qamishlo

The Women's Movement of North and East Syria is hosting a forum on women's revolution in the Middle East in Qamishlo.

A two-day forum on the women's revolution in the Middle East began in Qamishlo today. The gathering was convened by women's structures in northern and eastern Syria and will address the women's revolution in Rojava and its role in processes of change in organisations and society throughout the region.

The forum at the University of Rojava is organised by Kongra Star, the Council of Women of Syria, the Jineolojî Academy, the Zenobiya Women's Union, the Syriac Women's Council, the Women's Council of North and East Syria and the Women's Defense Units (YPJ). Women who identify with the geography of the Middle East and are organised in women's structures are invited. Among them are female politicians, diplomats, academics, lawyers and commanders.

The first day will be dedicated to the achievements of ten years of women's revolution in Rojava and the role of the YPJ in defending and developing this process. On Saturday, the forum will continue with lectures and panel discussions on various topics. Among others, sessions on the potential of women for sustainable transformation processes and women's struggles in the political and legal spheres will take place. There will also be sessions on "What do we need to protect and promote women's rights?" and "Developing women's economies versus poverty policies".

Among the guests of the forum are women from different countries and delegates from women's structures in northern and eastern Syria. Relevant figures from the Rojava revolution are also taking part in the event, including Foza Yusîf and Asya Abdullah of the PYD (Democratic Union Party) and Hêvî Mistefa of AANES (Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria).