YPJ fighter: Defending our country and our land is our honour

“Defence for us means defending our country and our land, that is our honour”.

In the face of increasing violence against women, femicide, and also the growing resistance to this patriarchal violence, the 'Women Defend Rojava' campaign sees self-defence as the answer to this gender-based violence, violence against women and femicide.

The campaign has interviewed Yildiz Shiyar, a member of the YPJ – the Women’s Defense Units, on the subject. The video can be watched with subtitles in Ennglish, German and Spanish.


More about the topic can be found on the brochure Self-defence: the answer to gender based violence