Peoples get together in joint production and commune in Til Temir

Ronîda Hacî

TIL TEMIR –Women from different peoples in Til Temir, where the ecological and autonomous life model is developed, unite the traditional production with their labor through the organization in commune.

In Rojava, the women from different peoples, who base on ecological and autonomous life, are carrying their traditional productions to future in harmony. The women living in the Til Temir city of Cizîr Canton unite their productions based on land and natural life through the organization in commune.

Arap Xedîce Ferhan is one of these women. Stating that she cooks bread that she bakes in a shared tandoori oven in order to form the basis of communal life, Xedîce says, “We began to cook bread in tandoori oven for a living and we still work. I love my job. When I started to work, the society didn’t accept this reality, but they have learned that the women can do every job in time. The women should have economic strength without choosing a job.”

Nesîma Odîşo from Assyrian people is one of those who participate in commune with a different production. Nesîma, who is interested in handicrafts, sells what she produces for a living. Looking upon the job she has done as a stand against cultural assimilation, Nesîma says, “I learned how to produce the handicrafts from my mother when I was a child. Producing them takes time and you can produce a few of them although it takes time. The handicraft is women’s creativity and it exists by being protected. All women should protect their culture.”

Nûra Ehmed from Arab people joins the commune by growing fruits and vegetables in her garden. Nûra says, “I have five children and now I am pregnant. I built a small garden in front of my home and planted vegetables like eggplant, cucumber and tomato. We make a living and break the embargo by producing the fruits and vegetables in our garden.”