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march 08, 2022
As the Kurdistan Freedom Movement, we celebrate March 8, the World Day of Working Women. Based on the belief that the liberation of women will guarantee the liberation of all oppressed people and humanity, we welcome the struggles of all women. We emphasize once again that we, as the Kurdistan Freedom Movement, will always stand by the side of women.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day we commemorate all women that lost their lives in the struggle for freedom and equality. The memory of women like Sakine Cansız, Rosa Luxemburg, Meena Kewshwar, Berta Caceres, Shadia Abu Ghazaleh, Maita Gomez, Emily Davison and many, many more continues to light our path of resistance. On March 8, 2022, as the Kurdistan Women’s Movement, we send our revolutionary greetings to all freedom-seeking women and recommit to transforming our century into the age of women’s liberation.
If we look at the past year we can see both gains like in India or Colombia as well as setbacks like in Afghanistan and Poland. This is not unusual. Quite the contrary, in this period of women’s history gains and losses go hand in hand. Because while on the one hand women’s pursuit for freedom and equality is rising, the patriarchal system tries to counter this most dynamic struggle of our age by organizing and mobilizing misogyny and sexism. The systematic attack by fundamentalist forces on women’s rights under the mask of religion or moralism, the targeted killing of female community leaders, increased sexual and physical violence are expressions of this patriarchal aggressive war, which aims to prevent the women’s revolution from happening.
Attached we share with you the declaration of the umbrella organisation of the Kurdish Women’s Liberation Movement on the occassion of November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Let’s meet on the streets and squares, all over the world, and smash patriarchy!
Jin Jiyan Azadî – Woman Life Freedom
Kurdish Women’s Relations Office (REPAK)
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
As we welcome 25 November, we see that the fight against violence against women is growing like never before in history. All over the world, women are joining the ranks of resistance to put an end to male violence. From Kurdistan to Afghanistan, from Egypt to Peru, from England to Ethiopia, from the USA to Australia, millions of women of all ages, colours and nationalities are in revolt against the patriarchal system. We salute all our organized structures from all four parts of Kurdistan and abroad that participated in the “Time to Defend Free Women and Society” movement that we started as KJK. Just like how some parts of Rojava, where a strong women’s revolution and resistance exists, were handed over to the fascist Turkish state in 2018 and 2019, Afghanistan was also remorselessly handed over to the Taliban, and we salute our Afghan sisters who fearlessly resist the occupation by the Taliban. Solidarity with the women’s, cross-border self-defence struggle against male violence! Solidarity with the 21st century women’s revolution movement, which leads the struggle for freedom and democracy against all kinds of exploitation, occupation, and fascism! Continue reading “It is the age of women, the age of revolution, the age of freedom! “