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Jin! Jiyan! Azadi! (Women! Life! Freedom!)

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/War
  • Photographer
    YUSUKE SUZUKI
  • Credit
    YUSUKE SUZUKI

"We are fighting for the oppressed people and for the liberation of women."

The Kurdish-inhabited area in northeastern Syria called Rojava, Among the Kurdish fighters fighting in this area, there are women warriors who are full of love for their friends and passion for the land they were born and raised on.

They fight for their beliefs and ideals with the AK47 in their hands.

They are called The Kurdish Women's Defence Units (YPJ).

They are dreaming and fighting for the liberation of all oppressed people, beyond the liberation of women.

Here are their slogans.

Women! Life! Freedom!