Nejla, a 11 years old Yezidi Girl in Shingal knows the handling of a Weapon. Last year, ISIS Terrorists raided the City, massacred at least 5000 Yezidis and enslaved around 7000 Yezidi Women & Children. It’s no secret that the Terrorists raped Little Girls the same Age as her - even younger. Back then. the Yezidis were defenseless, both the Iraqi army as well as the Peshmerga fled from the City. Through the help of the PKK & YPG the Yezidis have now their own Protection Units. These Train & arm their People so that they’ll never again be without defense.
We may be the children of the lands of Amed and Cizira, Dersim and Colemerg. We may be the hearts of the lands spanning out from Qobane to Qamislo, Halabja, Hewler to Slemani, Mahabad to Urmiya and the skirts of the Zagros Mountains. We may be the daughters of the Sun, children of Kurdistan.
We carry the fight of the Women across the World. Thousands of us don’t only fight ISIS. We carry on our shoulders the ideological weight of those stoned in Afghanistan or genitally mutilated in Somalia. The Women who are sexually enslaved across the world, discriminated, paid less, not represented, forcibly married, abused and victimized by domestic rape.
We are here to empower Women, break Male patriarchy, represent the silent. The sacrifices of Kurdish Women are for all of you. We are here to stay and to set precedent for the World. Embrace the Revolution.
Rojava is your home.
Yekîneyên Parastina Jin (Women’s Protection Units - Rojavaye Kurdistan)
YJA STAR (Kurdish: Yekîneyên Jinên Azad ên Star - Bakure Kurdistan)