WOMEN’S ALLIANCE FOR KURDISTAN, IRAQ AND SYRIA – NEWS BRIEFING: July-August 2022

1. Turkey should face international court over Yazidi genocide, report says

2. We need a practical handbook to build a bottom-up democracy

3. Women Defend Rojava: An attack on one, is an attack on all!

4. World Women’s Conference in solidarity with the women of Rojava

5. Jiyan Tolhildan – 10 years of women’s revolution

6. Remembering Jiyan Tolhildan

7. Remembering the sacrifices of our revolutionary women on the 10th Anniversary of the Rojava Revolution: Rojava and South Africa

8. Why Boycotting Turkey should be a Feminist Demand

9. Podcast: Women and War

10. The Kurdish Women’s Movement: History, Theory, Practice | Dilar Dirik, Elif Sarican

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WOMEN’S ALLIANCE FOR KURDISTAN, IRAQ AND SYRIA – NEWS BRIEFING: May-June 2022 WOMEN’S ALLIANCE NEWS BRIEFING

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Women from across the world call on the UN to ‘take action regarding the attacks against Kurds’

Seventyfive women’s organizations and individuals across the world have called on the United Nations Secretary-General and United Nations Women Commission to take action regarding Turkey’s cross-border operations in Sinjar, Makhmour, and Rojava.

In the open letter the women have sent, they asked the UN to mobilize its mechanisms.

Women state in the letter that “Afrin (March 2018) and Ras al-Ayn (October 2019) are ‘occupied’; Turkish armed drones permanently fly over North-East Syria, Sinjar, and Makhmour, creating an atmosphere of fear and deep insecurity; civilian infrastructure, cars, and houses are attacked without warning and people flee their land because they fear further Turkish attacks and occupation.”

The full letter reads as follows:

To the UN Secretary-General,

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WOMEN’S ALLIANCE FOR KURDISTAN, IRAQ AND SYRIA – NEWS BRIEFING: March-APRIL 2022 WOMEN’S ALLIANCE NEWS BRIEFING

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1.     HOW SAKÎNE CANSIZ’S REVOLUTIONARY MEMOIR MADE ME RECONSIDER THE MEANING OF FEMINISM
6 April 2022/Bad Form
In Sakîne Cansız’s (code name Sara) memoir SARA, My Whole Life Was A Struggle she bares her vulnerabilities. Her honesty in regards to her shame connected to her Kurdish identity during her childhood is refreshing to read. Sakîne was one of the founding members of the Kurdish Workers Party in 1974 and dedicated her life to the cause of a free Kurdish state until she was assassinated in Paris on the 9th of January 2013. She is one of the many Kurdish women who inspire me every day, who restore my hope and remind me why we mustn’t give up our struggle for a free Kurdistan.
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