YPJ Commanders: We Have Struck At All Forms Of Patriarchal Power

The Rojava Report

ypjkomutanlari(Kobanê) In a new interview with journalist Gulan Botan for JINHA, two YPJ commanders shared their thoughts on the recent push by the Forces of Democratic Syria (HSD) – of which the YPJ is a founding member – into the town of Tishrin west of the Euphrates. Both women, Aryen Efrîn and Berwar Şervin, emphasized how the recent victories against ISIS were not only a blow against this criminal gang but a victory for all women against the entrenched forces of patriarchal power in the region and beyond.

Both women stressed the importance of the YPJ as an entirely female fighting force and its role in defending women of all ethnic and religious backgrounds, as well as in the recent fighting to capture Tishrin. “The role of the YPJ in the success of the operation was important” notes Efrîn, “the YPJ does not only project women in Rojava we have…

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