Kongreya Star, founded in 2005, is a confederation of women’s organizations in Rojava. They have been instrumental in the significant advances made in gender relations in the region. Its work is based on the claim that “without the liberation of women, a truly free society is impossible.”
The organization focuses on organizing women’s communes which focus on economic opportunity and development, consciousness-raising and self-defense for women. Working throughout Rojava and Syria, Kongra Star aims to be an example for the entire Middle East and to realize the women’s liberation revolution across the entire region. Ideologically they are within the wider framework of the Democratic Confederalist modernization movement.