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Information & Documentation Office

Providing accurate, on-the-ground information on security issues and the work of YPJ, alongside documenting human rights violations and war crimes in North & East Syria.

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Information & Documentation Office

We inform the international community and wider public with on-the-ground information about the activities and tasks of YPJ. We also report on human rights violations and war crimes in our territory, primarily committed by the Turkish State and ISIS.

ABOUT US

Learn more about the aims of the YPJ
Information & Documentation Office

We inform the international community and wider public with on-the-ground information about the activities and tasks of YPJ. We also report on human rights violations and war crimes in our territory, primarily committed by the Turkish State and ISIS.

About YPJ

Learn about the history and achievements of the Women’s Protection Units - understand our aims, and our struggle for freedom and democracy.

The Womens Protection Units YPJ is an all-female military self-defense force that was founded in 2013 with the aim to protect the people and women of Rojava and their right of self-administration.

The YPJ soon became an ethnic diverse force, as women from Arab, Assyrian, Armenian and other origins joined our ranks.

About YPJ

Learn about the history and achievements of the Women’s Protection Units - understand our aims, and our struggle for freedom and democracy.

“A rose grows thorns to protect itself. You cannot imagine a rose without thorns. That is why self-defense is a must. All living creatures need protection, just as much as they need nutrition and reproduction.”

Abdullah Öcalan

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Articles

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Understand the ongoing situation in North & East Syria

Turkish aircraft kills 11 civilians in “double-tap” strike in Teqil Beqil (Dêrik)

On the 20th of November at approximately midnight, the Turkish state carried out an airstrike on a vehicle in the village of Teqil Beqil near Dêrik.

Surviving a Turkish drone attack: Testimony of mother and YPJ fighter Dicle Tirbespiye

This interview from August 2022 documents the testimony of YPJ fighter Dicle Tirbespiye who survived a Turkish drone strike on the 30th of May 2022.

Three Roses of the Revolution

Documentary about the life & struggle of Jiyan Tolhildan, Roj Xabûr & Barîn Botan

‘Kobanê is the only proof that we can build a free world’

Witnessing the Rojava Revolution, Internationalist volunteer of YPJ, Eylem Ataş, evaluated the revolution in Rojava to the Jin News agency.

Resources

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War Statistics

An annual account of the military engagements and operations in North and East Syria, with accurate information and statistics.

Brochure

The history of YPJ and its importance in the social transformation of AANES

Mission Statement

The essential principles and organizational structure of YPJ, establishing our general aims in the struggle for a free society.

Liberation Statements

Written proclamations from regions successfully liberated from the hands of ISIS.

Resources

Access accurate information,
official documents, and statements from YPJ…

Access accurate information, official documents, and statements from YPJ…

War Statistics

Giving a annual information and statistics about the military engagements and operations in North and East Syria.

Brochure

The history of YPJ and its importance in the social transformation of AANES

Mission Statement

The essential principles and organizational structure of YPJ, establishing our general aims in the struggle for a free society.

Liberation Statements

Written proclamations from regions successfully liberated from the hands of ISIS.

“It’s not just about using weapons, it’s about standing up for one’s rights, one identity, for everything that belongs to a human being. We try to create this awareness: an attack on one woman is an attack on all women. With this in mind, women need to organize themselves. When unity and togetherness is created, we all become stronger.”

Newroz Ehmed

Newroz quote

Watch our videos and learn more about the political situation in North & East Syria and the experiences of YPJ fighters.