Roj Women works in North Kurdistan (South East Turkey), West Kurdistan or Rojava (North-Eastern Syria) and Southern Kurdistan (Northern Iraq) to empower members of existing local women grassroots groups by boosting their political literacy as well as their policy analysis and advocacy skills.
We work to promote equal opportunities and to advance women’s economic and social human rights, including the right to a life free of violence. In partnership with women’s organizations and cooperatives we implement research and support projects.
Rojava’s Êzidî Emergency: Humanitarian Emergency Scale Perceived Needs (HESPER) Assessment & Gender based Violence Situation Analysis
Research has been commissioned to identify the perceived needs of the displaced Ezidi people living in the camp using a rapid assessment humanitarian survey tool; a second area of research involved listening to members of local women’s associations and hearing about the initiatives for women’s safety and protection that have been established in the self-administered areas since the revolution began in Syria.
Our community work is always based on sound research. Our latest report on the needs of Kurdish women in London. This report seeks to identify the unaddressed needs of Kurdish women living in London as well as to draw attention to the gaps in
required services to tackle such needs and problems.
The ultimate purpose of this research coincides with that of Roj Women’s Association as an organization: empowering Kurdish women to challenge discrimination and to overcome by themselves obstacles than hinder their development, well-being and sense of empowerment. We hope the work of organizations and donors whose constituencies include women from ethnic minorities will be informed by this research and that, thus, Kurdish women’s needs will be better addressed.