A women’s village – level 2

18-04-2023 07:00

Jinwar is a village situated in the Kurdish area of northeast Syria. Women moved here because of war and domestic violence.

The name Jinwar means ‘women’s space’ in the Kurdish language. The village was built in 2018 and it consists of 30 houses. 20 families live in the village, but only women and children can live there. Men are not allowed to live in Jinwar, but they can visit their female relatives. Boys can stay with their mothers until they get married. The village has a school, a training academy, a bakery, and fields where women grow crops.

In 2011, the civil war began in Syria, and women and children are the most affected. The women in the village work during the day and spend their evenings singing and dancing. They finally feel that they can live happy lives without control and rules from their families.

Difficult words: domestic violence (when people of one family behave badly towards each other), relative (a person who belongs to the same family), affected (influenced).

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What kind of crops do the women in Jinwar grow?


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