20. Zehra Barkal


Zehra Barkal


Zehra Barkal, a member of the coordination of Kongra Star (Kurdish Women‘s Organisation in North and Eastern Syria) for the region in the Euphrates region, was born in 1987 and is from the city of Kobanê. She studied law at the University of Aleppo and from 2013 on she was one of the participants in the struggle to improve the lives of women in north and east Syria. First she worked in „Mala Jin“ (House of women) and later for “Heyva Sor a Kurd” (Kurdish red crescent).She became part of the People’s Assembly in the city of Kobanê, later being elected the co-mayor of Kobanê. During her work in the people’s municipalities, she became the co-president of the Justice Commission in the city of Kobanê and gave an example of free and just women in the body.


Helanj village in Kobane, Rojava, Northern Syria




On June 23, a Turkish drone targeted the village of Helanj in the city of Kobanê, the house of Mrs. Amina Weissi, where Zehra was hosted. Amina Weissi and Badia Khalil have also lost their lives in this attack.

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