“Jin War” means the women home. It is one of the gains of Rojava revolution known as Women’s Revolution. Jin War was founded on the ideas of leader, Abdullah Ocalan, on the basis of a free common life, environmental economy, healthy society and participatory life. It took its symbol from the haramal plant which is a sign of goodness and blessing.
Construction of the village began on March 10, 2017, and opened on November 25, 2018.
The village is located west of al-Darbasiya district in Al Hasakeh canton, in a fertile area.
Founded on December 6, 2018, the village completed its second year and entered its third one, where women seek to develop the village and complete new projects each year.
The village consists of 30 houses built of clay. There is Jin War Academy, mother Aweesh school, Ashnan oven, Jin War shop and livestock breeding place.
The village is inhabited by Kurdish and Arab women from northern and eastern Syria, as well as women from northern and southern Kurdistan and international women. .
Jin War is home to all the women of the world
Shirin Jalal Mohammed, a woman from Sulaimaniyah city in southern Kurdistan, with five children, but her husband deprived them of her according to the laws of the Kurdistan Regional Government: the male masculine system is dominant in southern Kurdistan.
Shirin heard about the village and came to live there, and like Shirin, Zainab, also from northern Kurdistan, went to the village of Jin War to get rid of masculine injustice.
International women who are fed up with the capitalist system and, taking Rojava revolution as a model and become home to all the women of the world.
“Although our languages are different, pains are common and our stories are similar. We understand each other as women. We learn each other’s languages. We are here to manage ourselves and re-understand the history of women that has been wrongly written and re-correct it.” Women appealed to all women to come to the village and identify themselves.
A year of activities
Women received training at Jin War academy, develop themselves well, read together many books, and receive training on the principles of women’s science (Jinology), while children receive their education in accordance with the democratic education system in northeastern Syria.
Women have established participatory fields and orchards, strengthened their environmental economy, planted wheat, and made bulgur from the same wheat.
They grow many vegetables and many fruit trees such as lemons, oranges, pomegranates, apricots, olives, etc.
Women raise many types of birds and livestock, to secure milk and eggs.
Over the past year, many delegations from around the world and the Middle East and Europe visited the village. they were impressed by its experience.
Women have set their sights on many projects with the aim of developing the village.
This year, they seek to achieve full economic self-sufficiency, continue wheat production, increase the number of livestock in the village and increase natural production.
Growing more vegetables to meet the village’s needs, as well as increasing the number of fruit trees.
The future plan also includes the maintenance mother Aweesh school, construction of children’s playground, and opening a cafeteria for rest and recreation.
One of the projects includ solar electricity production project, especially since some houses in the village have already used solar energy to generate electricity.
One of the projects women are seeking to develop this year, is the health center (Shifa Jin) project, that is production of medicines from natural herbs and plants. women are now receiving education about women’s bodies and natural medicines.
On the subject, we met with the village doctor of Jin-War Berevan Carnas, who came to the village about a month ago.
“We are seeking to establish a health center called Shiva Jin in the village to provide medical services to the women and children of the village, as well as to the people of nearby villages,” Berevan said.
We have had a plan to open this health center since constructing Jin War, to enable women to learn about health and to take care of their own health, because the goal of the Shiva Jin project is to use natural methods and medicines in treatment.
What does natural treatment mean?
“This does not mean refraining from using chemical drugs, because there are some diseases that particularly need to resort to chemical drugs, but it is important to understand the nature of these drugs, and to achieve self-medication. if we cannot free up, we will not be able to solve health problems as well.”
“We are seeking research and study to identify and document the pathological problems in the village, and to restore and document the traditional sciences of women in the field of medicine,” she said.
We will write down this information. We will practice medicine on natural environmental grounds, on the basis of women’s emancipation and self-privacy.We will try to organize (Sheva Gen) and start working as soon as possible, we are now organizing a health awareness course for the women of the village, and the staff of Shiva Jin are also receiving training.”
“Jin War is a beautiful home, and I’m happy to be working here,” Bereevan said.
Shifa Jin was inaugurated during a ceremony on March 4th.