In Rojava, and Bakur a model based on a matrix of autonomous neighbourhood assemblies (or ‘communes’), civil society organisations, political parties, unions, co-operatives has been built up. It works from the bottom up, via a system of rotating delegates, with quotas for men, women, and each of the different ethnic groups that make up the community. A commitment to women’s liberation is at the heart of the whole project. 

You can find articles about Mutual Aid practices in both North and East Syria (Rojava / West Kurdistan) and southeastern Turkey / North Kurdistan (Bakur) on our sister site Co-operation in Mesopotamia:

Mutual aid Co-operation in Mesopotamia