Despite being thousands of miles away from you in the UK we want you to hear our voices raised in your support. We stand with you now in this critical time for the HDP as you face the final threat of closure. We as women both individually and from the organisations listed below salute the HDP and in particular what you have done to advance the cause of women across Turkey and by example for women across the world.

We women make up more than half the world population yet we remain suppressed, by virtue of being women. You have shown us how the struggle to assert our rights can be conducted.

Watch Baroness Christine Blower read out this letter: