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STAND FOR KURDISH FREEDOM

KurdDAO aims to bring global solidarity and awareness to the Kurdish people’s struggle for freedom, initially raising funding to support women’s liberation, freedom for Kurdish political prisoners, as well as those fighting for democratic modernity in the Middle East.
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Since the end of World War I, the Kurds have maintained solidarity despite continual displacement and being subject to hegemonic powers, genocides, and aggressions across Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran.

Meanwhile, our fight for freedom has largely gone unrecognized on the global stage as we continue to be treated with oppression, violence, and unjust imprisonment in many countries in which we reside. The revolts now happening in Rojhilat (Irani Kurdistan), following the unjust murder of 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian student Jina Mahsa Amini, who was beaten to death in police custody for reportedly having some of her hair visible under her hijab, only galvanized the need for freedom in all parts of Kurdistan, channeling the empowering call for “Jin, Jîyan, Azadî” or “Woman, Life, Freedom,” originating decades prior in Kurdish liberation efforts and struggle, especially in Rojava.

The Kurdish project for women’s liberation, including the science of jineolojî, is the pillar of our future. Without the freedom of women, no society can call itself free.

The Kurdish people want to be recognized as worthy of human rights and freedom, and as representatives for hope against many forms of oppression. We want our story to not only be told, but to be seen and heard around the world.

We ask that you join us and STAND FOR KURDISH FREEDOM.

"JIN JIYAN AZADI" CAMPAIGN

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By making a voluntary contribution to KurdDAO’s JIN JÎYAN AZADÎ funding campaign, you’ll receive a unique Freedom Flower NFT as a commemorative token of appreciation, which also serves as an access token to a future discussion forum for strategic collaboration with the KurdDAO Democratic Council.

The symbolism included in the NFT is the Guldexwîn, or reverse tulip, a flower whose gene center originates in Kurdistan and is also known as the “freedom flower of the mountains”. There are a total of 10,001 NFTs, with a few designs pictured above. Contributors can mint a unique NFT. Designs are randomly selected and revealed after purchase. The offering of 10,001 NFTs, as opposed to an even number, represents the 10,000 plus Kurdish political prisoners currently being detained.

CAMPAIGN PROJECTS

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Women’s Liberation Initiative will provide funding for Kurdish cultural centers and work spaces around the world, where women can gather for female-led social and project development, enabling self-determined participation in women’s liberation, safety, and rights.
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Discourse Kurdistan spreads the basis of a democratic society through a series of panels and events providing open discussion on the developing, complex situation in Kurdistan. Panels will focus on resistance and activism and take place in different territories, inviting prominent figures, supporters, and experts in various fields of knowledge, such as ecology, women’s liberation, and free society.
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Kurdish Legal Advocacy will focus on providing substantial legal defense to the more than 10,000 political prisoners detained in Turkey, including activists, politicians, leaders, and journalists. This project pairs the provision of legal counsel with public outreach through live music concerts and other activist events in European capitals to raise awareness for political prisoners, with the ultimate goal of putting together a final large-scale festival with international artists for maximum exposure.

CAMPAIGN BENEFICIARY

The Kurdish Centre For Human Rights (KCHR) is a nonprofit Swiss association and the beneficiary of our initial funding campaign, responsible for implementing the JIN JÎYAN AZADÎ projects. KCHR have an agreement with the different collaborators and artists who contributed to the JIN JÎYAN AZADÎ campaign, to be paid 10% of the NFT proceeds on an automated basis via smart contract.

The Kurdish Center for Human Rights was established in Geneva in 2000 as a direct response to the genocide, war crimes, and human rights violations occurring across the Kurdish regions of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria. The Kurdish Centre for Human Rights aims to inform European citizens and the United Nation Human Rights Commission (OHCHR) on violations against the Kurds via seminars and other dialogue platforms. Additionally, the organization presently publishes dossiers, research, reports, news, and a variety of resources about Kurdish human rights, women, children, prisoners, and environmental affairs as a means of spreading relevant information on current events.

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

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