Welcome to Jinwar, a Women-Only Village in Syria

A war zone perhaps isn’t the most obvious setting for a feminist utopia. But here, in a far corner of a country that has been devastated by ongoing conflict, a group of women have created an escape from the chaos around them. Built over the past two years, this small hamlet is a self-sustaining, ecological idyll where women rule and men cannot stay.

“There’s no need for men here, our lives are good. This place is just for women who want to stand on their feet.”

— Zainab Gavary, 28 year old resident of Jinwar

Read the complete article: The Independent

Photo credit: Video screen shot from The Independent

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