TOKYO-2020 Editorial / Conflict

Jin! Jiyan! Azadi! (Women! Life! Freedom!)

  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial/Conflict
  • Photographer
    Yusuke Suzuki
  • Photo Date
    January, 2020.

"We are fighting for the oppressed people and for the liberation of women." The Kurdish-inhabited area in northeastern Syria called Rojava, among the Kurdish fighters fighting in this area, there are women warriors who are full of love for their friends and passion for the land they were born and raised on. They fight for their beliefs and ideals with the AK47 in their hands. They are called The Kurdish Women's Defence Force (YPJ) which formed in 2013. They are the girls who fight for freedom, liberation of women and all the oppressed people in the world.