Meet the Kurds of Rojava. They’ve fought off the barbarians of the Islamic State, empowered women and created a model secular democracy

Is the newest country in the Middle East a Kurdish territory in northern Syria called ‘Rojava’?

From the frontlines to the refugee camps, Darius Bazargan of ‘Our World’ has gained exclusive access to Rojava, and a revealing snapshot of Syria’s secret revolution.

Out of the chaos of Syria’s civil war, mainly Kurdish leftists have forged an egalitarian, multi-ethnic mini-state run on communal lines.

But with ISIS Jihadists attacking them at every opportunity — especially around the beleaguered city of Kobane, how long can this idealistic social experiment last?

Rojava means ‘West’. It is based on Western Kurdistan. The revolution in Rojava is a part of the Kurdistan movement, which aims at Kurdistan’s self determination,including women’s rights and respect of all other nations, religions, ethnicities and universal human rights with social justices

Kurdish people have been under suppression by all Syrian central regimes since the end of World War One as a main victim of British Policy,similar to other parts of Kurdistan which are under occupation by Turkey, Iran and Iraq.

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4 comments for “Meet the Kurds of Rojava. They’ve fought off the barbarians of the Islamic State, empowered women and created a model secular democracy

  1. Hridya
    November 15, 2014 at 1:12 AM

    The lotus emerges from the mud and dirty water. This is possibly the birth of a secular nation among the quagmire of Islamic Middle East.

    • Abdul Baloch
      November 15, 2014 at 11:49 PM

      Kurd is a proud nation like their brothers Baloch peopel. We Baloch people share a same history with kurdish people.We are facing same oppression both from Pakistan and Iran.

  2. Sheila
    November 27, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    I don’t understand why there is not more help given to the Kurds from Western states?

    • Lasse Riise
      May 20, 2015 at 10:33 PM

      Yes, this is the main question of the whole conflict. Today, extremist terrorism is the biggest threat to us all.
      By abandoning Rojawa and the rest of Kurdistan, western politicians are putting the safety of their own people in danger and de-facto betraying their own citizens.

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