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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It is the age of women, the age of revolution, the age of freedom! 

Dear women,

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! “

Women lead fight against extrajudicial killing in Pakistan

12-year-old Ansa at a rally in Quetta.
12-year-old Ansa at a rally in Quetta.

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