The Viyan Women’s Council has collected signatures in Cologne to have the Turkish president brought to justice for his crimes against women. The activists were supported by the Kurdish musicians Hozan Kawa and Hozan Şemdin.
The Viyan Women’s Council again promoted the campaign “100 reasons to condemn the dictator” in Cologne and collected signatures. The campaign was launched on 25 November by the Kurdish Women’s Movement in Europe (TJK-E). Until the International Women’s Struggle Day on 8 March, 100,000 signatures are to be collected for a petition. The women’s movement demands that Turkish head of state Recep Tayyip Erdogan be brought to justice for his crimes against women.
An information stand was set up in front of Cologne Central Station on Friday afternoon. Banners and pictures of the hundred murdered women were laid out in front of the table, symbolic of Erdogan’s countless crimes. The activists of the Women’s Council handed out brochures explaining the campaign.
The women were supported today by Hozan Kawa and Hozan Şemdin. The two Kurdish musicians sang songs and participated in conversations with passers-by.