"Our priority, for all of us, is freedom" - Marie Claire, France

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Original article written by Joanie de Rijke - photos by Sebastian Backhaus and published in Marie Claire's print edition. RIC assisted photojournalist Sebastian Backhaus to visit the women's village Jinwar.

After surviving ISIS and a civil war, these Syrian women built a female-only village - CNN, US

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Original article by Loumay Alesali and Christina Zdanowicz, CNN. Fatma Emin's life changed forever when her husband died in the Syrian war, killed by ISIS in a land mine attack. It triggered a series of events that would bring her to…

Kurdish women prepare to protect their gains in Syria - DW, Germany

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Original reportage by Florian Neuhof for DW. In northern Syria, Kurds have carved out an autonomous region. But with the US decision to pull its troops out, the region is under threat from the Assad regime and from Turkey. Some women…

Tooba Gondal: ‘We just want a normal life’ - The Independent, UK

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Original article by Lizzie Dearden, The Independent. Former London student previously radicalised teenagers online, while brandishing an AK-47 and claiming she wanted to become a ‘martyr’. A British woman who joined Isis in Syria…

Our treatment of the ‘Isis matchmaker’ will only create the Islamist terrorists of the future

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Original article by Robert Verkaik, the Independent, 3 April 2019 The destruction of Isis as many problems as it has solved – none more so than the plight of dozens of British women who travelled to Syria and…

British jihadi known as the 'ISIS matchmaker' is found in a Syrian refugee camp - Daily Mail, UK

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Original article by Emer Scully For Mailonline, Daily Mail. A GUN-toting jihadi known as ‘the ISIS matchmaker’ has been found in a refugee camp in northern Syria, it was reported last night. Tooba Gondal, now 25, left her home in…

The defense Block of Kurdistan - Die Welt, Germany

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Quelle: Sebastian Backhaus Original article by Alfred Hackensberger, Die Welt.

I eradicated Isis with my women comrades. Now our aim is to spread feminism across the Middle East - The Independent, UK

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Original article by Amara Şervan, The Independent, 25 March 2019 I decided to join the YPJ in 2013. From the very start, Rimelan until Derik, Tel Kocer, Sere Kaniye, Manbij, Shengal, until now in Deir Ezzor, in every campaign, we…

The two women who claim to be Spanish - El País, Spain

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Original article by Natalia Sancha, El País, 17 March The YPJ commander Lilwa Abdulá talking with ISIS women who were evacuates from Baghouz. Picture published with the permission of Rojava Information Center En el este de Siria,…

Anonymous heroines of Syria face ISIS & patriarchy - TV3, Catalonia

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Original article by Txell Feixas, TV3, Feb 2, 2019. El conflicte sirià ens ha sorprès, durant gairebé vuit anys, superant llindars de crueltat cada cop més inhumans. Per això, en aquest país es poden sentir ara testimonis de resistència…