Hêvî Supports Women’s Rights by Designing a Women’s Village Jinwar
As a result of the political conflict in Syria large number of people have been physically, economically, financially and otherwise affected. No group more than women have been more affected by this conflict. From displacement, to loss of family and home, to increase in experiences of gender based violence and financial instability women have been adversely affected.
For this reason establishing women friendly and safe locations is seen as an essential measure to support women traumatized as a result of the political crises in Syria.
Following request from local civil society groups such as Kongreye Star and WJAR (Free Women’s Association of Rojava) a request was made to design the project. The design and preparation, as well as background research was prepared in two months and the project commenced work immediately.
The purpose of the village is to provide a safe space and women friendly site where women who have experienced gender based violence, domestic violence, have lost the traditional bread winner in the family, wish to avoid marriage, or have not been able to marry can find the safety to rehabilitate, learn about means to support themselves and their families, learn ecological and sustainable means of farming, learn about traditional medicine, and become self sufficient and independent.
The project is currently in progress and much work has been done so far. However, further support and funds are urgently required. To support this project please use the following bank details:
Kurdistan Hilfe e.V.
IBAN: DE40 2005 0550 1049 2227 04
You can follow the progress of the village by visiting this page:
Jinwar Women’s village
To learn more you can contact us via [email protected]