WOMEN’S ALLIANCE NEWS BRIEFING DECEMBER 2016

FOR KURDISTAN, IRAQ AND SYRIA
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NEWS:
1. Suspect in Kurdish activist killings dies in Paris
2. Kurdish women continue their diplomatic efforts in Germany
3. Êzidî Kurdish women that escaped ISIS cruelty receive Sakharov Price
4. YPJ fighters: We will liberate not only women but also men
5.  Iran: Release Zeynab Jalalian and give her the urgent medical care she needs
6. Ocalan’s ‘Liberating Life: Women’s Revolution’ Published in Tamil
7. HDP Co-chair Yüksekdağ sends a letter to women to mark November 25
8. November 25 message from the imprisoned KJA Spokeswoman Ayla Akat
9. Kurdish female fighters commemorate International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women
10. International Women’s Alliance expresses solidarity with Kurdish women
11. A center of Free Women Body opened in Sheikh Maksoud
12. Women in Iran get lashes instead of personal freedom

 COMMENTARY
1. HDP Parliamentary Women’s Group: We will resist your rapist laws
2. How one woman is standing up to Turkey’s purges
3. VIDEO: Turkey’s War Against the Kurds – Women in War YPJ and the struggle for Women’s Rights in Syria. VIDEO  The Experiment of the Rojava System in Grassroots Participatory Democracy: Its Theoretical Foundation, Structure, and Strategies Continue reading “WOMEN’S ALLIANCE NEWS BRIEFING DECEMBER 2016”

WOMEN IN WAR RESOLUTION PASSED IN YEREVAN ON SEPTEMBER 19 th 2016

At the close of the conference entitled AFTER GENOCIDE: FROM TRAUMA TO REBIRTH: A GENDERED PERSPECTIVE held in Yerevan on September 16- 17-18-19th
2016 and organised by Women in War, in partnership with the Institute of Archaeology and
Ethnography in Yerevan and AGBU (Armenian General Benevolent Union) and DVV International (Yerevan), the international participants and organizers passed the following resolution: Continue reading “WOMEN IN WAR RESOLUTION PASSED IN YEREVAN ON SEPTEMBER 19 th 2016”

Open letter to the PM re Yezidi Genocide

 

PEACE IN KURDISTAN

WOMEN’S ALLIANCE

FOR KURDISTAN, IRAQ AND SYRIA

 

The Rt Honourable Theresa May MP
Prime Minister

10 Downing Street
3 August 2016

Dear Prime Minister

Today, on the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of a gross and systematic pattern of human rights violations against the Yezidi people, we are calling on you and the British Government to take action and to trigger mechanisms for accountability for the perpetrators of what amounted to a genocide of the Yezidi in Iraq and Syria from August of 2014 onwards.

Now that the independent international Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic has definitively established that the Yezidi people have suffered and continue to suffer a genocide, it is time for the UK government to join the voices calling for an international remedy, for action and for accountability for the barbaric atrocities that have taken place, without any further delay. It is time for the UK Government to accept its international responsibilities under article IV of the Genocide Convention which include the responsibility to punish not only persons committing genocide, but also those who conspire to commit genocide, directly and publicly incite the commission of genocide, attempt to commit genocide, and/or who are complicit in genocide. Continue reading “Open letter to the PM re Yezidi Genocide”

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR YEZIDI WOMEN: SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE GENOCIDE.

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release.

3 August 2016, London

Peace in Kurdistan Women Alliance for Kurdistan, Iraq and Syria together with Roj Women Assembly and Jean Lambert MEP are delivering an open letter to the Prime Minister, Theresa May, today, Wednesday 3rd August, 2pm, the second anniversary of the beginning of the Genocide of the Yezidi people in Shingal.

We are calling on the Prime Minister to ensure that a resolution is put to the Security Council that a Commission of Enquiry be established with a view to referring the matter to the International Criminal Court, as a matter of urgency. Continue reading “INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR YEZIDI WOMEN: SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE GENOCIDE.”

Call for an International Action Day against Feminicide of Yazidi Women

3 August 2016 marks the 2nd anniversary of the Feminicide and Genocide by Islamic State (IS) against Yazidi people in Sinjar/Shengal. On 3 August 2014 IS attacked and captured Sinjar, which is the historical homeland of Yazidis, a Kurdish religious minority whose ancient religion is linked to Zoroastrianism. ISIL destroyed Yazidi shrines, executed resisters and demanded the residents to swear allegiance or be killed. During the IS-massacre in Sinjar up to 5.000 Continue reading “Call for an International Action Day against Feminicide of Yazidi Women”