25 November 2021- Peace in Kurdistan Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
On 25th of November, the Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which is recognised all over the world, Peace in Kurdistan commemorates all women who have been killed, whose lives were ended as a result of male violence.
We stand with Kurdish women across Kurdistan and raise our voices to amplify their message. In the year when Turkey pulled out of the Istanbul Convention which sought to advance the struggle against gender based violence we have seen violence spiralling increasingly out of control both domestically and in the conflict zones of Afrin and Northern Iraq. Continue reading “Press Release – For immediate release.”
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! “