“Women Rise Up For Afrin” is a call to the women of the world issued in response to the invasion, asking for solidarity with the women of Northern Syria who struggled against occupation and terror. Before the Turkish invasion, Afrin’s women played key roles in all areas of life. They defended Northern Syria as members of the YPJ— Arin Mirkan, hero of the battle of Kobani, was from Afrin. They had equal roles in politics— by law, as in all of Northern Syria, every elected body had to include at least 40% women. They participated equally in the economy as Afrin fought to be self-sufficient in the face of hostile neighbors.

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